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

Being Responsible with God’s Generosity

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’” Matthew 25:21 NIV “Read me a story!”  Parents often hear these words as a child is preparing for his or her bedtime.  Such a request indicates the child wishes to be brought into an experience that is unique, often beyond the realm of the ordinary.  Stories

Every Bit Helps

“Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I’m going to be honest; this poor widow has put in more than all others for she has given everything she has.’” Mark 12:43-44 (My Paraphrase)             I must admit, it’s one of my favorite stories in the Gospels.  I’m pretty sure you are familiar with my paraphrase from Mark

I’m Not Crazy (Well Not Yet)!

“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.”  Luke 24:2 NRSV “I know I’m not crazy!  It was right there just a moment ago!”  Perhaps you can relate to these words and the situation which often leads to such a declaration.  You go

Why Do You Have That Smudge?

The world behind me, the cross before me, The world behind me, the cross before me; The world behind me, the cross before me; No turning back, no turning back. The words of that great invitational hymn “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” run through my mind on this Ash Wednesday as I reflect upon

Growing in Our Faith Tradition

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. It is hard to believe how this time last year I began a series of newsletter reflections emphasizing the mission of Little Rock OFWB Church. I hope by now you have a greater understanding and appreciation for who we are as a local congregation. We