• Aug2019

    Where Are We Looking?

    August 1, 2019

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith…”    

  • Jun2019

    Who Are We

    June 30, 2019

    “Christ’s people…drawn together in love…moving out to serve!” …Right? What a great mission statement! But what does it really mean? Even with great mission statements, we still need to go back from time to time and ask ourselves, “Is this still what is important and essential to us as Brevard

  • Mar2019

    God’s Greatest Desire!

    March 20, 2019

    Several years ago, I was leading a study on pastor John Ortburg’s book, GOD IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. I recall that many in the group had questions about faith, and some even wondered what to believe about God. It is why they wanted to do the study. As we

  • Feb2019

    Have you chosen a “word” yet for 2019? I ask this because quite a few people responded to the sermon I preached a couple of weeks ago. In fact, many of you shared your “word” with me after worship—shalom, peace, love, grace, compassion, hope, thanksgiving, blessed, and many more, including

  • Dec2018

    We Have This Hope!

    December 4, 2018

    The daily news can often be depressing, if we let it. Everywhere we look there is violence and killings, natural disasters of every sort, poverty and oppression, and more. And those make up the news “out there” in the world. For ourselves, we live from day to day, many of

  • Nov2018

    We Are The Church Together

    November 19, 2018

    I once read something fascinating about the giant redwood trees in California. They are among the tallest and oldest trees in the world. Some exceed 300 feet in height and can be over 2,500 years old! I would think that trees so tall and so old would have a tremendous

  • Sep2018

    I want to share a couple of quotes. The first is this: “You have to plant the right seeds in order to grow the right fruit.” Duh! Of course! Don’t need to be a farmer to know that. Okay. Here’s the second quote: “You get out what you put in.”

  • Aug2018

    I have spent almost all of my life in the Church. As a kid, my mother gathered up the four of us (I was the oldest) and carried us to Sunday School and worship at Long’s Chapel Methodist Church near Lake Junaluska. We never had a discussion about it. We

  • May2018

    Our Church, Our Family

    May 31, 2018

    I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately in relation to THE CHURCH and, of course, our church. First of all, Ashleigh, Kay and I were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our church family for the recent wedding shower. The living room at the parsonage

  • Apr2018

    The Great Adventure

    April 27, 2018

    An advertisement once appeared in a London newspaper: “Men wanted for hazardous journey! Low wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful.” The ad was placed by the noted explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleford, who was organizing another expedition to the barren land of Antarctica. So,