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...
Discerning Your Unique Calling
July 7th, 2021
What is God’s dream for your life? The answer is your vision of God’s calling on your life, your specific, unique calling. This calling includes your career but is more than that. The Apostle Paul wrote “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV). The word “handiwork” means creation or masterpiece....
June 30th, 2021
As the 4th of July approaches my mind is drawn to our country and how to best help it. Like many of you, I am an American by birth and a Christian by grace. How does a Christian, a citizen of a heavenly, eternal kingdom bless the temporal kingdom or nation where he has earthly citizenship? I think of a man in my church named Rod. He is a citizen of Peru by birth and a citizen of the U.S....
Servant of God
June 9th, 2021
In 1 Kings 18 is one of my favorite stories in the Hebrew Scriptures. There years previous, the great prophet Elijah had told evil King Ahab that God was going to cause a drought because of the wickedness of the nation of Israel. In his anger King Ahab pursued Elijah and killed and persecuted other followers of Yahweh, the God of the Bible. God told Elijah to come out of hiding and confro...