Category Archives: Newsletter Articles

Learning to Be Content

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and...

Lent

The season of Lent begins in March.  For those of us who practice the tradition of Lent that means giving up something or simply put fasting that item for the duration of Lent.  While there are definitely spiritual benefits to fasting from certain foods and abstaining from various...

Sochi

The Winter Olympic will soon begin.  Athletes from all over the world will gather to compete in a variety of winter sports to crown a champion in each category.  I enjoy watching the Olympics.  There is something inspiring about knowing that these men and women have trained and...

Do Good

Fall is a time of change: change of weather, change of leaves, and even the clothing we wear changes.  It is also a time of year when we look back over the spring and summer months and give thanks to God for his hand in providing for us. ...

Eating and Drinking to the Glory of God

A Meditation on 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” And it begins.  Yes, Halloween has just passed and Wal-Mart has Christmas preparations in full swing.  We must of course first get past Thanksgiving, but...

Waiting on the Lord

A Meditation on Genesis 40:23 “Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.” Waiting is not easy for anyone who is expecting or longing for something.  At some point we all find ourselves waiting.  We wait for that age when we can finally drive or...

Are you thankful?

The command in the scriptures to give thanks is repeated numerous times.  One of the most pointed is in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 where Paul says, “give thanks in all circumstances.”  This summer in our Wednesday evening study we looked at Paul’s letter to the Colossians and there Paul...

I’ll Change When …

When it comes to our character and behavior we all have something that needs to be changed or that we want changed.  It is our calling in Christ to put off the old and put on the new.  What often happens is that we get into a pattern...

What I Have Been Reading

Pastors are given books all the time. I am given new books at conferences from denomination leaders, from publishers, and from you.  The challenge is to know what to read to be a good steward of my time.  There are five books I have read that I would...