“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5 NIV) “The commander of the LORD’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.” (Joshua 5:15 NIV) Several weeks ago I … Continue reading God’s Plan
3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;” (Romans 5:3 NIV) Yesterday was Father’s Day and I, like many of you enjoyed the day with your family, with your Father, or at least thinking about them. Before Father’s Day I saw several interesting discussions from clergy … Continue reading End Goal
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) I complain a lot about our Annual Conference. For one thing, our Annual Conference doesn’t even gather in our own conference. West … Continue reading The Inconvenience of Blessing
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.’ (Matthew 6:20 NIV) “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around one in a while, you could miss it.” This little bit of wisdom comes from the mouth … Continue reading Marching On
“Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.” (2 Corinthians 11:23) It’s that time of year when I begin to get a lot … Continue reading What’s On Your Resume?
“like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,” (1 Peter 2:2) It was supposed to be an easy task. Pull up some old tile flooring in the church so we could install a new multi-use flooring. Not only would it make the room warmer and … Continue reading Fed
“Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10) “Knock, Knock” I don’t really have a knock knock joke for you today. I just wanted … Continue reading LOL
“what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) I am admittedly a huge baseball fan. Beyond the end of winter and the warmer weather, I think … Continue reading Cheating Yourself?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV) If you listened closely, you may have heard to collective groans go across Central Ohio yesterday evening. One was from any University of Kentucky Fans watching … Continue reading Trust Issues
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Well, we finally made it. Today my calendar tells me what is an undisputed fact. As I write this, it is the first day of Spring. This is an undeniable fact. My desk Calendar says so. … Continue reading Reality