December 12, 2017 – The Intergenerational Church

December 12, 2017 – The Intergenerational Church

One of our friends in men’s ministry has written a great book: The Intergenerational Church. This unique resource helps better our understanding about past generations and how we can begin to better communicate with younger people. I love his opening that states, “In addition to honoring the past, we are to look to future generations and take some responsibility for them…”

December 5, 2017 – A Miracle

December 5, 2017 – A Miracle

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a white sheet. “Pastor,” she asked, “Where did you get that tablecloth?” The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the older lady. She had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria. 



November 28, 2017 – What Goes Around Sometimes Comes Around

November 28, 2017 – What Goes Around Sometimes Comes Around

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady quickly slipped out the door and was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondering where the lady could be noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too…”

November 21, 2017 – It’s About Joy!

November 21, 2017 – It’s About Joy!

Finding joy is a challenge for me. I’m not naturally an upbeat person; I’m more of a melancholy. When I talk about joy, I’m not doing so from the perspective of a generally peppy person who never has a bad day. In fact, it’s because of my own inability to live with joy that led me to explore why my experiences didn’t line up with Scripture.

November 14, 2017 – Give as Unto the Lord

November 14, 2017 – Give as Unto the Lord

Amid the jumble of her unclean, disheveled belongings, the officials found two keys to safe-deposit boxes at two different local banks. In the first box were over 700 AT&T stock certificates, plus hundreds of other valuable certificates, bonds, and solid financial securities, not to mention a stack of cash amounting to nearly $200,000. The second box contained $600,000. Adding the net worth of both boxes, they found well over a million dollars.”

November 7, 2017 – Be Joyful!

November 7, 2017 – Be Joyful!

When we look at Scripture we can’t help but recognize the joy of our salvation. The joy that surrounds us as we witness God’s great creation. The joy family and close friends bring. And as we see in His word the delight God takes in loving His children. These thoughts bring special emotions and a sense of peace (and joy) to our hearts and minds.

October 31, 2017 – Hang on Baby!

October 31, 2017 – Hang on Baby!

With Bob on its back, the deer passed by his two astonished friends who were laughing out loud and evaluating Bob’s ability to stay on. While trying to keep his balance, all Bob could do was “hang on” to the antlers and ride it out. He knew that eventually, the animal would slow down enough for him to escape.

September 19, 2017 – Let’s Pray for Unity

September 19, 2017 – Let’s Pray for Unity

If ever there was a time when unity is needed in our faith, country, sports arenas, and families it is now! So many people I meet are discouraged and depressed about life in part because of the lack of unity. Democrats hate Republicans, Republicans detest the media, conservatives are in dispute with the liberals…

September 12, 2017 – One Way

September 12, 2017 – One Way

There will always be those who challenge our faith in Jesus by saying, “How can Jesus be the only way to God and Heaven? I believe that all religions lead to God. We all get to God by different roads.” Nothing could be further from the truth.