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The Heart of the Matter As you know, I have been encouraging our congregation as of late to begin to seek the Lord in a special way concerning the state of our nation; not only praying in response to the things we are seeing (pandemic, protests, political scene, etc.), but to allow Him to stirRead More
Recently, I had a post taken down by Facebook because it was deemed contrary to the WHO and thus harmful. I wish I could remember what it was because I have taken a thoughtful, better safe than sorry, protect others approach to Covid-19 from the start. I’ve really had to think about this issue. AtRead More
All Comments Matter The issue of racism in America right now is hot, emotionally charged, and very complex. There is a lot of information flying round as well as a number of opinions. I personally am trying to educate myself more on the subject before sharing any personal views in print. However, as a pastor,Read More
The Importance of Honor – Pandemic Stress #5 Gary Smalley was a Christian who knew a lot about stress in relationships. Why? Because his own marriage was failing. When he set out to discover why relationships like his suffered, he found it came down – at its root – to one thing: Honor . .Read More
Well . . . Is it True or Isn’t it? (Pandemic Stress #4) In my last blog, I shared part of my personal journey with stress and how, in failing to deal with it the right way, I did a lot of damage with my anger. This of course is not the only way toRead More
Find the Root, Find The Solution – (Pandemic Stress #3) Many years ago, my then pastor Lee Simmons made a statement I never forgot. He said that God doesn’t take anything away from us that He doesn’t give us something better in return. Originally applied in the area of temptation, I believe that this truthRead More
Casting our Burdens – (Pandemic Stress #2) Stress Relief. Just the sound of that is good, isn’t it? We face stress all the time as human beings and now even more so in our current Covid-19 altered world. We all would love to relieve that stress, but most of us have never really learnedRead More
Pandemic Stress – It’s Much More Than Possibly Getting Sick! – May 4th, 2020 – It’s no secret that during this pandemic we are living in a time of heightened stress. The potential seriousness of contracting the virus is stressful enough. Add to that the forced or voluntary stay at home guidelines that have alteredRead More
No WALL-E for This Guy! -May 1, 2020 – If you’ve watched the 2008 animated film Wall-E, you might remember a cute futuristic story about a little robot who falls in love and helps to save a civilization that made the earth uninhabitable through environmental neglect. In the film, they were able to see theRead More
Food For Thought -April 22, 2020- A few years back, I was in a pastor’s group working through the book “The Deeper Life: Satisfying the 8 Vital Longings of Your Soul” with the author Daniel Henderson. In keeping with this principle of changing the way we see ourselves, one of the exercises in that bookRead More
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