“I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.” (Hosea 11:4, NKJV) Gentleness is love in action. It describes our Lord leaving the 99 to find the lost one out of a hundred. It is…Read more Gentleness in Action
“God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 As a student I loved to sing the song Gentle Spirit! The lyrics reminded me of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus anointing him for ministry. The teaching, miracles, and the…Read more God Chose Gentleness
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12–15, NLT) It's good news to know, really know that God loves and chose you! You can live securely, pray confidently, and plan accordingly when you are convinced of that important fact.…Read more God Chose You!
God's righteousness has not always thrilled me. In fact as a child and young person God's righteousness and his desire for my life to be righteous terrified me. God's righteousness and mine were infinitely far apart. Books have always been my friends. When I began to read about the life of Martin Luther, I could…Read more I AM GLAD GOD IS RIGHTEOUS
We are grateful for those who gave up their lives in defense of our nation's liberties. Their valor should always be gratefully acknowledged. If as a nation we ever take for granted their sacrifices, we no longer deserve our freedom. I should think it would not be long then that the nation would lose its…Read more Memorial Day 2021
Yesterday, I woke with a start. Our fourth grandson was born March 5th, in the 65th year of my pilgrimage in life. How many years will the Lord bless me with to nurture him and my other grandsons as a grandfather? Will the journal that I leave behind affirm God’s plan for their lives? Will…Read more The Time is Very Short!
Today's post about Fasting is by Pastor Corey Mantz. Corey is the husband of Janette, Dad of Brayden and Ella, and a Michigan Wolverine Fan. When it comes to food, Corey is all about steak! His wife loves snow and Corey love hot weather. They both love Jesus and students! One of the memories I…Read more Fasting by Corey Mantz
Are you feeling like no one understands what you're going through? I've been there with a unique challenge, hardship, or a place that no one understands. I ask for help and the pity in someone's eyes is there but the compassion isn't. Compassion is that ability to literally put yourself in someone else's place. For…Read more A Fast of Joy and Celebration
"Jesus said, 'Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.'" (Mark 6:31, NLT) Every Sunday, we should feel so loved that God blesses us with a day of rest. Sabbath Day is a part of the Creation Story, it's a part of the story of how we were created. The day…Read more Life Goals: Observe Sabbath
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandberg I have never seen an ugly baby! And I have seen, held, and dedicated a lot of babies. A comedian once said all the babies he had seen were ugly and he wondered how people could love them. We were laughing while he…Read more A Baby Means Life Should Go On