I pray that the first two months of 2021 have been as productive and prosperous as people were hoping when 2020 was finally history. I found myself singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” this morning. The phrase “morning by morning new mercies I see” filled my soul with music. Lamentations 3:23 tell us they are new…Read more Making Dreams Come True
When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!
A guiding thought for me has always been, “Where do I want to go?”Before I read my Bible or go to my study to prepare a message, I ask the Lord, “Where do you want me to go?” I ask of the text from the Bible, “Where is this going?” When I read a book,…Read more Where Are You Going?
"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit in power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with him!" (Acts 10:38) Just thinking tonight that since Jesus was anointed, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, how much more do I…Read more Reaching My Potential
Sunday Morning at Woodland while worshipping with our congregation a deep joy flowed through me. Eric, one of our young men home for the Thanksgiving weekend, led us in worship. Behind him was another student, Noah, home from Valley Forge, was playing guitar. Eric's parents were singing and Noah's Dad was playing bass. It was…Read more Watching A Dream Flourish
Who do you want to be? It’s a more important question than what do you want to do. What you are determines what you will do. The challenge for us is the gap between who we want to be and who we are. It does take sanctified willpower but it takes more. Only God can…Read more SOAR part two
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NLT) “Can you work without getting tired?” the store owner asked me when I was looking for my first job. “Yes…Read more SOAR
“Let your manner of life be without love of money, being satisfied with your present circumstances. For He himself has said, and the statement is on record, I will not, I will not cease to sustain and uphold you. I will not, I will not, I will not let you down. So that, being of…Read more Sustainable Stewardship
What is one decision you could make and keep that would help you to have a Happy New Year? You can make a decision that will improve your chances for maturity, success, relationships and ministry. You may have made some resolutions during your New Year's Day celebrations. Today, you may be wondering if you can keep that…Read more Self-Discipline – The Power to Change