Church Blog (Page 3)

Church Blog (Page 3)

In All Things

I did it again this morning. Soon after I stepped into the shower, I began to thank the Lord for His gobs and gobs of blessings. In fact I do that most mornings. There is not many things as good as a hot shower. As I age I’m experiencing a few more pains, and the hot water is a wonderful soothing help for my aches. One day, a long time ago, as I was soaking in the heat…

Contended Prayers

I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally.  Colossians 2:1 NIV I want you to know how much I have agonized for you… (NLT) For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you… (ESV) I want you to realize that I continue to work as hard as I know how for you…   The Message As you…

What’s Your Need?

We all are looking for something. Every day that you live, you are looking for something. This was brought out to me recently at our yard sale at the house. Lucy and I took all day on Friday getting things ready to sell. I even asked a couple of strong men in our church family to help get a couple of big items from the shed in China Grove to our house in Salisbury. They…

What A Mighty God We Serve

Ah, the beach! Don’t you just love getting away from the routine and the grind of daily life and heading for the shore? It is such a stress releaser – so refreshing – and a boost to intensifying our view of God. The ocean’s expanse, the rhythm of the waves, and the beauty of sunrises constantly shout, “There’s an awesome Creator behind all this!” And then, having been…

Are You Are A Pioneer – Part 2

As I was praying about what to share this month, I sensed the Lord leading me back to something I have shared before. Below you will find my newsletter article for March 2009. This is an area that I too need to take more seriously. “Pioneers”? I don’t know about you but I have always been attracted to pioneers. Abraham/Isaac/Jacob of the Old Testament, Apostle Paul of the…

Crown Him

My wife Lucy was asked to have the devotion for our senior adult luncheon in April. She spoke about the hats of Easter – referring to the disciple’s headgear, what the Sanhedrin might have worn, the High Priest Caiaphas head covering and that of Pilate. Then she spoke of Jesus’ crown. How many of us have given much thought to, as Matthew refers to it,…

Out of Ashes

May I suggest a passage of Scripture that you might like to hang out with for an extended time of study? It is the intriguing story found in 2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21. You might recall reading or hearing it before. King David decides to take a census of all the fighting men in Israel, despite the objections of his highest general. This act angers God, for David is…

Good Good Father

Many days I find myself quietly singing a portion of Chris Tomlin’s song, “You’re a good good father. It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are. And I’m loved by you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.” The tune is pretty catchy but the words are so deep. In fact this morning as I was…

Wise God vs. Wise Guy

I’ve been wide awake for some time now and it’s just 4:30am. At first I made my mid-night potty pit stop and then couldn’t get back to sleep. Eventually I began to praise God by meditating on His attributes – I praise You for being a Good God, a Loving God, a Patient God.a Merciful God. Then I came to God’s omniscience and as I said You are…

Daily Comes Quite Often

I’ve noticed something about life. It doesn’t let up. It keeps coming at you on a daily basis. How many of us have said something like “Stop the merry-go-round I want to get off”? I don’t know how many times on a Monday I have said to myself, “Let’s just resign. I never seem to get done with ministry; there is always several more…