WHAT WE ARE ASKED TO REMEMBER This is a very unique day. It’s Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and of course it is also Valentine’s Day. One is remembered with cards, flowers, gifts, and special remembrance of how much you love someone, or are loved. It’s a day when special Valentine cards and perhaps gifts, are searched for […]

WHY GOD GIVES MOUNTAIN TOP EXPERIENCES Every once in awhile I like to have us sing that little ditty that kids sing from time to time. At the end most VBS nights they would all go home with a smile on their faces and joy in their hearts from singing with gusto, “If you’re happy and you know it clap […]

Feb. 4,18 WHATEVER IT TAKES Today we have reached the final day of the football season. Throughout the day all things about the Super Bowl will be expressed on TV and radio. The programing will begin early and end late. There is the half-time spectacular show with Jason Timberlake, as well as all those special Super Bowl commercials that people […]

Jan. 28,18 HE SPOKE WITH AUTHORITY There once was a Shakespearean actor who was known for his one-man shows of readings and recitations from the classics. At the end of each performance he ended by reciting a dramatic reading of the 23 Psalm. Each night, without fail, with great dramatic flair, he would begin, “The Lord is my Shepherd I […]

GOOD MORNING, THIS IS GOD The one thing that everyone of us have in common and that is, we go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Now, we may not all go to bed at the same time, nor do we all awake at the same time, but there is that going to bed and getting […]

 January 14, 2018 LIGHTS THAT SHINE Carole and I were heading home the other night from church when I remarked how dark it seemed to be. In fact, I think winter nights seem darker than summer nights, unless there is snow on the ground. This particular night it was cloudy and once we got away from the city it seemed […]

January 7, 2018 THE CHAIN BREAKER Mark 1:4-13; Eph. 3:6 We are now in the first week of the new year and those who have made their resolutions might already have broken a few of them. As I was thinking about the new year, this is the time you see all kinds of ads to take off some of that […]

MY EYES HAVE SEEN YOUR SALVATION This morning is the last Sunday of the old year as well as the last day of 2017. At midnight tonight, those of you who might be brave enough to stay awake that long will welcome in the new year. The old will be gone with all the things that happened and you look […]

Christmas Eve GOOD NEWS FOR THE WORLD Christmas Eve has arrived, and I hope we are ready to celebrate this wonderful, unique day. We come out of the snow of the day, the cold of the night, all bundled up, into the warmth of the Sanctuary, but more importantly we come into the warmth of God’s Son, who we have […]

AND IT CAME TO PASS The other night Carole and I decided to watch a Christmas movie. The one I choose was “Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street” with John Payne, Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood, and playing Kris Kringle was Edmund Gwenn. Seen it many times, and still enjoy the movie and I think I finally figured out why. It’s about believing, […]