Healthy Things Grow

Years ago, an older pastor shared with our pastoral staff that, “healthy things grow.”  It impacted me at the time and continues to impact me now.  Have you ever noticed that healthy things grow?  Plants, […]

Treasure

Where is my treasure? Coming from a family of “keepers,” I kind of like to store up things.  (food, clothes, dishes, etc.) Imagine Jesus speaking these words to you in person: (Matt. 6:19-21 says,) “Do not […]

Friendly Mentors

Be imitators of me as I am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Give instructionto a wise man, and he will be still wiser;     teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9   Last […]

It’s all a matter of perspective…

I want to share something revolutionary with you today. It’s something that has changed my perspective on life.  It’s more than a mantra, or feelings of good will.  It’s better than a 12-step program or […]

The Sound of the Master’s Voice

John 10:3 says, “…The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.”  And John 10:5, “A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, […]

What if I had not been saved yet?

Where Would You Be if God Had Not Come Into Your Life? Have you ever thought much about that?  I have.  I would probably be some superficial person who was trying to find happiness in […]

Whom do you serve?

So in the wake of recent newsworthy events I’ve been following I recently found myself a bit shocked at the various reactions by people that I don’t know, but love. Let me explain. While I […]

Future Preference

Future Preference Why do so many people sacrifice for others?  (Jesus being the most sacrificial example) Why did the early settlers endure such hardship when coming to America?  Why did so many give their lives […]

On a Sunday Morning…

Sitting here on a Sunday morning, watching people filter in, makes me wonder at the grace of God. I’m a people watcher, a by-product of my naturally shy personality, and I do admit that I’m […]

Hindrances

A good friend once told me that if the devil doesn’t get you to sin, he’ll get you distracted. Her words played back in my mind as I read my Bible this morning.  Hebrews 12:1b […]