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July 23

With all that is going on in the world fear can rise up within us. The two ingredients for fear are “unknowns” and “lack of control” because these two push on our control needs. As we see the events unfold before us on the nightly news regarding politics, COVID, and all the rioting in would…

July 16

Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God; When I was young my mother used to tell me I had “Ants in my Pants” because I wouldn’t sit still much as I was always into something. Sadly, we have become an “Ants in your Pants” society because most of us hate being…

July 9

With all that is going on it is hard to believe what is true anymore, would you agree? It’s hard to find what actually is the truth in regards to so much that it taking place within our society. I can watch the news and find it very tempting to get spun up in a…

July 3

This week our country has a birthday. We are celebrating its 243rd birthday if I’ve done my math correct. The 4th of July has come to represent one main word, Freedom. The sad observance today is that we are losing a sense of what freedom actually means. Freedom doesn’t mean one can do anything one…

June 24th

“Do you know Jesus?” Or “Have you found Jesus?” These type of lead in questions in sharing our faith can be so confusing for folks. Heck, I’m a pastor and much of the Christian jargon that is used is confusing to me because many Christians don’t use Biblical phrases but rather “churchy” phrases. Many folks…

June 18

This weekend we celebrate Father’s day. For many this will be a time to celebrate, for others, a time to mourn either the loss of their father no longer here or that lack of a father they longed to have but never received. For many this is why the idea of a Heavenly Father is…

June 10

Our country is presently reeling as we see the divide of our country deepen and the voices on both sides grow louder. It is a sad reality, and for many, a reality that only a few years ago would have been something seen on a distant land not in our own backyard. Many people point…

June 3

In light of the recent riots and looting, we must begin to consider the underlying issue of justice, and what justice actually is. What you recognize as an injustice and how you respond to an injustice says everything about your personal worldview of justice. Justice is always rooted in your view of ultimate reality. Does…

May 21

We live in a world where fewer good heroes exist, but to those who have heroes we grow up looking up to them, imitating them, and hanging on to the life lessons they teach. The world would be a better place if we had more positive role models and “heroes” in this world to look…

May 13

Many of us have grown up in church and have become so familiar with the lingo that the Biblical words we use have somewhat lost their meaning. We have spiritually at some level become deaf to Christian terminology and important truths of Scripture which over time can affect our spiritual intimacy with Jesus. This is…