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Is there a “bridge over troubled waters?”

April 9, 2020

Is there a “bridge over troubled waters?” Let me emphatically say YES! First and foremost, Jesus desires to be that for us and is close at hand always, not just in times of fear, uncertainty or shortage. He is the head which gives direction to his body and Jesus’ body, the church, is intentionally in motion,…

I can’t tell you . . .

March 26, 2020

I can’t tell you how heartening it is to witness our church family pull together to meet the needs of others during these very uncertain times. Not that I didn’t already know we had it in us, but watching so many step forward and take ownership of caring for their extended “family” is a visible sign that the “body” of…

What’s your story?

March 19, 2020

I really mean it. What’s your faith story? Do you ever reflect on what life was like before you “met” Jesus and what has changed as a result of your encounter? Did your encounter create a dynamic that keeps you looking forward to more of him? Did you meet the “real” Jesus? I suspect there must be a legion of…

Does the unknown produce fear or the peace of God?

March 12, 2020

Hmmm. Did you answer, “that depends?” I guess it does, but should it? The enemy would like nothing better than to keep us inside-out in an uncertain state of mind, uncertain about our safety, our future, even our salvation, and dependent upon anything but God for the spells of anxiety that crash against our lives at the most vulnerable times.

You can choose to believe it . . . . or not

March 5, 2020

As followers of Jesus, there is an essential new set of truths to live by. Because we tend to latch on more easily to the things we can see and identify them as real, honestly appropriating God’s truth to be our truth can be a personal challenge.

Maybe I will not get better – – or be healed

February 27, 2020

The desire for healing comes to the forefront in all if us when we or someone we care for struggles physically, emotionally or spiritually with an issue beyond their or our means to resolve. Pain and suffering is a natural component of life. It is inescapable and universal.

“The Truth Shall Set You Free”

February 20, 2020

That lofty borrowed phrase, “the truth shall set you free,” seen on a multitude of institutions of “higher learning” across the world, is intended to give the impression that within the walls of these campus buildings lies the unlimited, unchanging, absolute source of wisdom.

When We Don’t “Get it” at First, the Spirit Patiently Teaches

February 6, 2020

Let’s take a short walk with Jesus and his “posse” as they are not yet able to comprehend they are within the very last days of their days with him. It’s an interesting peek behind the spiritual curtain at their humanity…

Icon or Idol, What Does It Matter?

January 30, 2020

We were reminded this week of the uncertainty of life and how fragile life is. While it is sad to consider anyone’s sudden and catastrophic death, the unfortunate fate of the 9 persons who died in last Sunday’s helicopter crash redirects our attention to the unknown timing of death itself.

Do you have any friends that are “good?”

January 23, 2020

Do you have any friends that are “good?” I hope you do. But what I am getting at is whether you have any non-Christian friends that are . . . .  let me just say, “ nice people.” Sure they may drink a little too much. Maybe they at times use the Lord’s name in ways that make you…

“Lay up for yourselves what?”

January 16, 2020

Thanks, that’s just what I’ve been asking myself. Jesus, could you be a little more specific so I can determine if what I “lay up” is on track with what you had in mind?

Is Your Prayer Life Talk or Text?

January 9, 2020

Talk or text? What is that about? I’ll admit to you that for some reason prayer doesn’t come as easy to me as I wish it would. Frankly speaking, I’m more disciplined in reading the Bible than I am spending significant time in prayer…