“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” (Luke 1:46–47, NLT) Most of us would agree with Mary, we can't help but rejoice as we sing the songs of Christ's incarnation! God becomes man to abide with us. The angel said, "Name him Jesus, for he will save his…Read more Sing with Hope this Christmas!
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
It's music to hear someone ask with enthusiasm, "What do you want me to do? Just ask? Anything?" This year, one of our volunteers said to me, "Pastor, I'll do anything to help, all you have to do is ask!" Wow! Those words were encouraging to me. In the months that have followed, their word…Read more Getting Ready For Christmas – What do you want me to do?
Two of our students stopped to visit with me in my study at Woodland, last week. Listening to them was deeply gratifying (one is a graduating high school and the other just completed their first year of college). Their life plans center around their desire to love God with all of their hearts. I've watched them grow up for…Read more Two Students and a Book I’m Reading
One of the striking things about the ministry of Jesus was the presence of so many young people. The disciples, with the exception of Peter, were younger than Jesus, according to most Bible scholars. On the day of Pentecost, Peter explained the miracle that took place that day by referring to an Old Testament prophecy…Read more How the Church Equips Parents