25 Questions for Mary
on December 12th, 2020
One of the most fascinating people in the Christmas story in scripture is Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her willingness to be used by God and her attitude she kept as she journeyed into the unknown was truly remarkable.  I encourage you this Christmas season to dig into the scriptures and see what you can learn from Mary. Max Lucado did a piece on some questions people would have loved to ask Mary, a...  Read More
Thankful!
on November 24th, 2020
With Thanksgiving a couple of days away, and so much to be thankful for, I wanted to share some really great verses about thankfulness. Take some time over the next couple of days to read them and express your gratitude to God.  Remember that even in the midst of a year like 2020 we are a blessed people who are loved by God! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and know Danette and I are grateful fo...  Read More
Proof of Purchase
on November 19th, 2020
Matthew 7:15-20 (NIV) - “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree tha...  Read More
Childlike Faith
on November 12th, 2020
This really challenged in me in my devotions this morning … take a quick look: When the disciples asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus responded by using what could be considered an enacted parable: “He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the ki...  Read More
Anxious For Nothing
on October 14th, 2020
We are definitely living in trying times.   As a pastor, I’ve seen way too many people struggle under the weight of their current circumstances.  Burdened by anxiety and fear, many people are looking for help and encouragement so they can keep their heads above water. Max Lucado, in his book “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World”, invites his readers into an encouraging study of Ph...  Read More
Fifteen Lies Satan Tells You About Scripture
on October 8th, 2020
Today I want to share with you a great blog post from Pastor Joe McKeever. Pastor Joe is a writer and speaker, and I have followed Joe’s blog for quite a while. When I asked if I could share this with you, he was more than willing to say yes! Take a few minutes and check out this insightful post: (The devil) was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no tr...  Read More
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