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Becoming A Godly Man
July 26th, 2022
      How do you educate a teenage boy on becoming a godly man?  My wife and I have four boys.  What have we tried to teach them as they matured and became men?  One is now married with a child of his own.  One is newly engaged; one attends university; and one is learning to drive (just got his learner’s permit).  Consider that last bit of information a public service announcement!  As Christians,...
What Is Most Important?
July 20th, 2022
     Moving through my busy life, I sometimes ask myself, what is most important?  Thankfully, the Apostle Paul wrestled with the same question.  Here is part of his answer:“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that he appea...
Helping the Grieving
June 29th, 2022
     Romans 12:15 says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.’  Let’s focus on the end of this passage.  How do we “mourn with those who mourn”?  On June 17 my amazing father passed away.  I was and still am mourning.  How could someone help me and my sister?  How could someone help my mom who lost her beloved partner of almost 56 years?      My first encouragement would be ...
Finding Joy
June 23rd, 2022
FINDING JOY     Everyone wants to be happy.  Everyone wants to have lives filled with joy.  How do we find joy?      First, live connected.  So many people are very lonely.  Our design as humans is to find connection.  First and foremost, with our Creator and second with others.  In the story of human origins in the book of Genesis it describes a time when God walked with man as a friend.  Each of...
Finding Your Calling
June 8th, 2022
      What is God’s dream or vision for your life? Most people settle for a job rather than embrace a calling.  In the Scriptures, we read about Nehemiah who held an important position as cup bearer to the King of Persia.  He had a significant job, but as he listened to a report from Jerusalem describing the broken-down walls of the city, he began to discover his calling, his special assignment fr...