Back to the Manger

Back to the Manger I heard a story recently about a mother who was running furiously from store to store on Christmas Eve to get those last-minute gifts. Suddenly, she realizes she had lost track of her little three-year-old son. In a panic, she retraced her steps and found her little guy with his nose pressed up against a frosty […]

Are You Tired?

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

The Blessing of Marriage

Everything is a Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

A Prepared Heart

“We have emphasized sermon-preparation until we have lost sight of the important thing to be prepared – the heart. A prepared heart is much better than a prepared sermon. A prepared heart will make a prepared sermon. Our great lack is not in head culture, but in heart culture; not lack of knowledge but lack of holiness is our sad […]

Searching for Purpose

One of life’s most significant questions is, “Why am I here?” Every person on this planet has been made in the image of God and placed within each person is a longing to fulfill their purpose in life. We know that the Lord has plans for every one of our lives and a designed call to fulfill in this short […]

What Forgiveness Requires and Returns

“Nobody gives grace better than someone who is convinced he needs it as well. When you remember, when you carry with you a deep appreciation for the grace that you have been given, you’ll have a heart that is ready to forgive.” Paul Tripp

Devotion

“I urge upon you communion with Christ a growing communion. There are curtains to be drawn aside in Christ that we never saw, and new foldings of love in HIm. I despair that I shall ever win to the far end of that love, there are so many plies in it. Therefore, dig deep, and sweat and labor and take […]

What Joy?!?!

Uncertainty and difficulty are everywhere all the time. In this election season, there are more self-proclaimed angry people that are looking for hope and joy. It is very easy for all of us to get caught up in looking for a circumstantial change in hopes that it will bring relief and joy in our lives. If my candidate gets elected, […]

Producing Much Fruit

I am thankful for the gardening advice I have received from YouTube. It has made me look like a better gardener than I actually am. After watching a short video, I set out a few days ago to prune my blueberry plants. I have been reluctant to touch them for a few years out of fear that I would damage […]