A Pentecost People

“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.  And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47 NRSV What

We All Need a Lift

“But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” Mark 16:7 NRSV                          We have all been there before at some point.  Even if it has been quite some time, we can relate to the feelings, the hurt,

Going Deeper

“Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”  Mark 4:8 (NIV) Our faith is more of a journey than a destination.  That may not be a profound statement.  In fact, you probably have heard me use it before in

Onward Toward Lent

“The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.”  II Peter 3:9 NRSV Slow.  It’s not exactly one of society’s favorite words.  Wait for even a moment after a stoplight turns green and, more likely than

Don’t Lose Hope! God’s Still at Work!

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 NRSV               Anxiety.  Worry.  Stress.  Each of these words seems synonymous with our

What Is in a Name?

“She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 NRSV                  I think we are all ready for a fresh start.  The year 2020 has not exactly been anyone’s “cup of tea” and here we are at the cusp of the

November 2020

                Most months you receive what some may consider a devotion, mini sermon, or reflections on a particular Scripture or subject.  For November, I have decided to take a different direction in an effort to share my gratitude for what has been this year as well as a preview of ministries on the horizon.  I know

We Can Do This!

“Therefore encourage and build each other up…” I Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)Attitude goes a long way. I have heard this countless times in my forty years of life. From teachersto students, coaches to athletes, and even doctors to patients, it is a reminder that one’s outlook on a situationcan have a tremendous impact upon the future.

God Won’t Leave Us Either

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV                  Historic.  Unprecedented.  Frustrating.  Tiring.  These are just a few of the ways in which we have described the majority of 2020.  This year was

Created for Generosity

“In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the works of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 NRSV For the past few months, I have focused my remarks on the theme of