Do You Observe Lent?

Do You Observe Lent?

I have to say I’m typically not a big crier. I have to admit I do cry at times but perhaps I’m often too stoic. I found myself a few nights ago just needing a good cry. I thought of all the people struggling with loss and in deep grief. Then I thought of those who are...
Servant Love

Servant Love

About 12 1/2 years ago I got my foot caught between a boat and a dock on a very windy day and when I pulled it out I tore many of the ligaments in my ankle. Looking back, I’m thankful I didn’t lose my foot in the accident.  Then six months after that I was in San...
Faithful

Faithful

This month our theme for Lifetime Remedy is renewal. I haven’t always had a word or verse for the year but was encouraged in the last several years by others who have done that. The idea is that it would be a special focus as you read God‘s word and pray and talk with...
Fan the Flame

Fan the Flame

After the apostle Paul reminds Timothy of the sincere faith he had that was passed down to him from his mother and grandmother, he encourages him in 2 Timothy 1:6-7: “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on...
Emanuel, God With Us

Emanuel, God With Us

Matthew 1:23 says, “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, God is with us.”  One of my favorite Christmas hymns is “Emmanuel, God is With Us.” Several years ago while singing this song in church...