The one thing I get asked most often around this time of year as a Pastor is, “Is it ok to enjoy Christmas like most people do? Isn’t having a tree and giving gifts a secular thing and we should be avoiding it?” My answer is always the same – Of course it’s ok to … More It’s Ok To Enjoy Christmas
Tomorrow here in America we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a day that has great meaning for Americans in that it is a day to come together as a family and celebrate our settling the United States with our Indian brothers and sisters. It was also a time for the early settlers to tell our Indian … More Happy Thanksgiving!
Gratitude comes easily when everything is going our way, but 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks.” This includes both good and hard times. But when we don’t understand why God allows us to go through suffering and trials, we may let our situation extinguish a grateful spirit. Instead of rejoicing and praising God … More Thanksgiving in the Midst of Adversity
I was completely taken aback today when I heard a sermon on the radio from Pastor Alistair Begg. Pastor Begg has been a Pastor longer than I have been alive. He is the Head Pastor at Parkside Church in Ohio and he is a man I have the utmost respect for. I have notebooks filled … More How Well Do You Know God?
Something I have had a very hard time learning in my own walk with Jesus is this: “Why does it often seem that Jesus is silent or not moving in my life?” I will happily share with you what I have learned in my 48 years here on this wondrous planet of ours in the … More “What Are You Going To Do?”
While there are many aspects of American life we love, currently our nation is in a perilous position. However, many people are unaware of this truth. Some can’t see the danger, while others deliberately ignore the warning signs or just don’t care what happens to our country. It’s easy to be lulled to sleep … More America Going Forward
I realize that tonight will be a night of great emotions for our country. Some will be completely depressed and feeling like the world is probably going to come to an end because who they wanted to win the election for President lost. Others will feel great elation in knowing that their candidate, the right … More In God We Trust
I was listening to an “oldies” station on the radio on my way home today and one of my absolute favorite songs came on and I cranked it up and I sang along with it like I was doing a duet with Mr. Joel himself. The song is called “Just The Way You Are”. It … More “Just The Way You Are”
God loves us just the way we are, but He also loves us way too much to leave us that way. God wants to see us become more like His Son every day of our lives. – Romans 8:29 The Christian life is a life of constant activity. We are praying for others, we are … More Where Are You?