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Encourage One Another
September 24th, 2021
      In our present day, many people are discouraged.  Watch the news for an hour and your mood will tank.  Numerous marriages are hanging on by a thread.  Some teens wrestle with identity issues.  Families struggle to make their budgets work.  Almost all of us could use a little encouragement.  I think of the apostle Paul who wrote to a church struggling with persecution and said, “Therefore enc...
Living Gratitude
August 29th, 2021
      Recently, I spent a week and a half laying on our couch more sick than I have been in over a decade.  I had a nasty flu (not COVID).  It was miserable, but in the midst of it I tried to stay grateful.  The Scripture tells us “to give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5;18).  How do we walk out such a seemingly impossible command?  A...
What I Have Learned About Marriage From My Wife
August 13th, 2021
      Today is my wedding anniversary.  At age 51 I have been married more years than life without Dellie!  She is not only my wife; she is also a counselor.  While I grew up in a solid home and got to watch a good marriage for my entire childhood, I still had a lot to learn when we married.  I think each of us who marry learn a great deal from our spouse, I thought I would share some of the lesso...
Christian Hospitality
August 4th, 2021
     Arnold Glasow sums up hospitality:  “Hospitality is making others feel at home.  Some folks make you feel at home.  Others make you wish you were.”  All kidding aside, hospitality is serious business.  So many wonder, do I belong?  Am I welcome here?  Many people struggle to believe that God cares about them at all.  Our hospitality is one way God says “Yes, I care about you.”     For many of...
Why I Trust The Bible
July 27th, 2021
     We live in a culture of distrust.  What is true?  I chuckled the other day when I read in my Facebook feed a quote; “Not everything you read on the internet is true”--Abraham  Lincoln.  Where can we stand?  Just as a building needs a good foundation.  We need truth on which to build our world view.  My suggestion to you is the Bible.      This ancient collection of books has stood the test of...