Let Go and Hold Fast

Let Go and Hold Fast

  “For the love of Christ controls us.” (II Corinthians 5:14 NASB)   How do you catch a monkey? Put a treat in a hole in the ground just large enough for him to get his hand through. Because the monkey doesn’t want to let go of it he will be trapped. Then…you’ve got him! […]

Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

Praying. How can one little word bring comfort? Peace? Encouragement? I’ve gone through some major health battles the past couple years and I believe that the prayers of my friends and family, including my church family, helped me stay calm and joyful in the battles. When Jesus was on earth He healed people with a […]

Time’s Short. Love Well.

Time’s Short. Love Well.

“The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:7-8)   It hits me when I stand next to a daughter who’s almost taller than me or glance across […]

Talents

Talents

  Talents. We all have a talent. Something that comes easily to us. Sometimes, so easily that we don’t realize that it is a gift from God and that it has value. For some it is a skill that takes practice, like playing a musical instrument. For some, it is baking – everything comes out […]

Cultivating Your Marriage

Cultivating Your Marriage

Psalm 126:1-3 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we […]