June 11th, 2021
It is a battle that we all face. Some are are more victorious than others. Sometimes we aren’t aware of the battle and we struggle when we do not have to. Being aware of the battle is, as they say,...
June 4th, 2021
Awkward. I am pretty famous (in my own mind) for being awkward. Going in for a hug when a handshake was intended. Stepping on toes during a hug. Forgetting a name or asking a stupid question (in r...
Don’t Box Me In
May 28th, 2021
Imagine this scenario (it really did not happen), we are going to have our church parking lot and driveways paved (that really is happening, yeah!). When the job is done we call in a company to line o...
Take One for the Team
May 21st, 2021
I readily admit that I am getting old and crusty. Here is why I believe this is happening to me and to many old people. Sin has a downward spiral to it. Sin always destroys. If you are graced to l...
May 14th, 2021
There are people in our lives that we only know in one context. We may see and interact with them on a regular basis but we only see them in one setting. We may begin to think we know them but in real...
Repentance in Marriage
May 7th, 2021
This past week I preached a message from the Apostles Creed about the forgiveness of sins. We believe in the forgiveness of sins. Probably one of the greatest truths of Christianity. The forgiveness o...
April 30th, 2021
“It doesn’t matter if I do this or not”. “No one ever notices and it makes no real difference.” “My presence is not important. I could miss several Sundays in a row and it will have no impact whats...
April 23rd, 2021
Today is a hard day. My wife and I had to put our dog down after just six short years of life. Tucker ate something he shouldn’t have and it blocked up his intestines. The surgery needed to save hi...
Chase Your Spouse
April 16th, 2021
The voice of my beloved!Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the ...
When You Don't Measure Up
April 9th, 2021
Last week God had a theme going in my life. It was one of those weeks where God decides to speak to you through various sources. I was speaking with some parents who are in the beginning process of ...
Spare the Details
April 2nd, 2021
My son and I were talking about the meat grinder that he just purchased. He was excited to have found it on Craigslist for such a cheap price and along with the sausage stuffer he was given, he was g...
No Small Occupation
March 26th, 2021
The dwarfs used to go to work each day singing about the job they loved. “Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off work we go”...they loved to dig all day in the mines as they looked for diamonds. Unfortunately for m...