• Dec2017

    Stepping through the doors of the country church was like stepping back in time. Aside from the large cedar tree that was hung with homemade decorations and the old time wreaths that adorned the clear windows, the little clapboard church outside was just as it had always been — plain

  • Oct2017

    October

    October 3, 2017

    October is one of my favorite months. It has been, ever since I was a kid. I just love the crisp, clear days, don’t you? And I love living in these mountains and watching the leaves begin to change; what breath- taking beauty! However, as much as I love this

  • Sep2017

    What is God Doing?

    September 1, 2017

    Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? –Isaiah 43:19 Almighty God is speaking through the prophet Isaiah when he offers words of great hope to the people. He says: “Behold, I am doing a new thing! Can you not see it?”

  • Jul2017

    The Gift a Year Later

    July 28, 2017

    They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.” — 1Timothy 6:18-19 The Apostle Paul was

  • Almost a Miracle!

    July 9, 2017

    “Who would have ever thought it possible?” asks John Ferling, eminent historian of American history. What he was asking, of course, is who would have thought it possible that a ragtag army of citizen sol- diers could take on the greatest military power in the world—and win! Yet, on October

  • May2017

    I have been blessed in many and varied ways by every one of the six churches I have served over the past 32 years, including our church. In fact, you have heard me say on several occasions that our church is in a really good place. Here are just a

  • Apr2017

    The Wonder of it All!

    April 30, 2017

    We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And we should never take it for granted. Recently, people all across the world observed Earth Day. For me, Earth Day is a reminder for us to count our blessings when it comes to God’s

  • Mar2017

    Rising Above the Mess!

    March 30, 2017

    It is the shortest verse in the Bible. Jesus was standing at the tomb of his friend, Lazarus, and John simply says “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) But this isn’t the only time Jesus shed tears. Only a short time later, Luke tells us that as he drew near to Jerusalem,

  • Feb2017

    Living in Grace!

    February 20, 2017

    Grace isn’t fair! At least, that is, according to the standards of the world. And sometimes that bothers us greatly. I had never thought about it that much until I read Philip Yancey’s book, “What’s So Amazing about Grace?” Yancey has long been one of my very favorite Christian authors,

  • What’s a Christian To Do?

    February 5, 2017

    As a pastor, I am used to people asking me questions, mostly about matters of faith. Recently, someone greatly concerned about the new president’s actions on the banning of immigrants and refugees from sev- en Muslim countries, posed this question: “What then is a Christian to do? What does our