Guest Post – Rebekah’s Christmas Breakfast

Holiday time is filled with traditions. We celebrate as families and connect generation to generation by passing along traditions and making new memories.. As a first born myself, traditions are important to me. However, I never realized how many of those family memories I had passed on to my children until I tried doing something…Read more Guest Post – Rebekah’s Christmas Breakfast

My 2021 Christmas Playlist – Hope is Here

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him. Luke 2:13–14, Message My favorite memories of Christmas always include music. Our family Christmas celebrations as a child included singing with all of…Read more My 2021 Christmas Playlist – Hope is Here

Advent Hope and a Winter Wish

Our sons and their families are coming home for Christmas. We have grandsons hoping for a snowy Christmas to go sledding, build a snowman, and throw snowballs! One of them hopes that Papa and Gramma will give him a puppy for Christmas. Their hopes are wishes. It's how the word is used today. Wishes that…Read more Advent Hope and a Winter Wish

Saint Nicholas Day

“The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic God’s giving by grace, through faith, and this not of ourselves.” Nicholas of Myra Today, December 6, is the day we remember a faithful pastor that our modern story of Santa Claus is based upon. Nicholas of Myra was a model…Read more Saint Nicholas Day

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! Like so many others we want to express our gratitude to God for you and His many blessings. Like last Thanksgiving this has been been a year most of us have faced many challenges. This week three dear friends died. In addition to writing messages for Thanksgiving I’ve been preparing funeral messages for…Read more Happy Thanksgiving 2021

On Being a Grandfather

Our Family 2020-02-14 There is a time fondly remembered of serving God by doing life as a youth pastor. Monday nights worshipping the Lord with Becky and a band called Dove, teaching the Bible to fully alive students and a great team of volunteers. Afterwards there were games in the gymnasium, and lots of good…Read more On Being a Grandfather

Just Thinking: Reading, a Song, and the Atlanta Braves

I've been listening to the song, "Goodness of God" over and over this week. I can't stop singing it. It is my "testimony song." It's been awhile since a song has expressed how I feel so clearly. Oh, how I wish that everyone would realize just how great and good God really is. You just…Read more Just Thinking: Reading, a Song, and the Atlanta Braves

Living For the Glory of God

"Resolved: that all men should live for the glory of God. Resolved second: That whether others do or not, I will" Jonathan Edwards "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 "The glory of God is man fully alive." Irenaeus These statements motivate…Read more Living For the Glory of God