“Dennis, you must learn to fast. Fasting will make you aware of my presence and God will grant you power for ministry.” My trust was exceedingly high in those who taught me that I would become closer to God and be more aware of His presence. I wanted the power of God manifested in my…Read more Fasting vs. My Appetite
I was looking at the cross in the sanctuary this morning with joy and confidence. God’s love demonstrated in Christ’s laying down His life for our sins. He gives us boldness to pray with a Holy Spirit inspired imagination. His resurrection confirms the glorious plan of God that delights angels and Christians alike. When I…Read more A Big and Blessed Imagination
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. ... Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:10; 14, NIV) A wonderful promise is contained in the phrase, "good…Read more CHRISTMAS FAVOR
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! It was a wonderful Advent Season, topped off by Christmas Eve Services last night at Woodland. It is one of my favorite services of the year. Last night was no different! Here at home, Christmas Day has been more like the days of yore. With three little grandsons,…Read more Merry Christmas!
“The Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” Isaiah 7:14 I’m overwhelmed with the thought of God’s love for us this morning! My thoughts go all the way back to…Read more God With Us!
Jingle Bell Beach! Sunday morning finally arrived and our children's ministries presented Jingle Bell Beach! They put on a great performance with the cute factor in multiples! It is one of my favorite times of the year, to be able to sit, watch and listen to our children sing, act and dance. It's hard to…Read more Monday Meditations, December 18, 2017
I love Michigan Saturdays in the Autumn. The mornings are spent kind of wrapping up my week and making final preparations for Sunday. Then its Georgia Football, usually a slow run in the park enjoying the Fall colors and then 6:00 PM prayer at Woodland Church. If there is one thing I miss, however, it's…Read more Saturday and Boiled Peanuts!