The Greatest Gift…

This week, as we head into the Christmas season, I would like to share a short story about a very special Christmas Gift.  I hope you enjoy! The Gift… by   author is unknown.   We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a highchair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, …

Looking unto Jesus

This Week I would like to share a post by Pastor Greg Laurie. We all are in the human race, but we all need to be running the race for God. Hope you enjoy. Looking unto Jesus Hebrews 12:1-2 – “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, …

Teacup…

This week I would like to take a look at “The Teacup Story.” There’s a children song that says, “He still working on me.” I’m not perfect yet… because His work is not finished.  May we all see ourselves and God’s creative mastery in this teacup story. This is a wonderful inspirational story to go along with the Bible story …

Today’s Church…

The other day a question came up “Why aren’t there more people in church? I started thinking about this… Really… why??? For all of us that believe, we know the benefits of attending church regularly, such as prayer, learning, fellowship, ministering to others, encouragement, just to name a few. This is a meeting place for man to worship God. Matthew …

How Big is your God?

Have you ever thought about “How Big your God is”?  After all He created the sun, galaxies and the universe. In this world, you can see God in nature, also the mountains, valleys and seas. Let’s not forget the animals God created and their beauty is amazing.   Next, think about the humans created by God.  How amazing the body is …

The Door…

This week, I was reminiscing about my childhood and the old screen door on the front of our house.  I can’t remember how many times I was yelled at to close the screen door.  My parents would even give me a reason to close it. You probably remember some of the reasons and here’s a few.  Shut the door… so …

The Hummingbird Story

This week I would like to share a story from South America. It’s a parable about the hummingbird told by the Quechuan people.  This Story encourages us to do what we can when we can. I hope you enjoy. The Hummingbird Story Once there was a great forest fire. All the animals fled to the edge of the forest and …

Time…

This week, I would like to talk about the time we spend with God. We go to church, pray, read devotions just to name a few.  Let me ask this… how much time do you spend with God alone?  How much time do we spend talking vs listening to God? Let’s take a closer look at the devotional time we …

The Killing Fields

Sign of the times – The Killing Fields… It seems like every day we hear about someone being killed.  I heard on the news the other day that 341 people in the gun free city of Chicago have been killed this year. Think about it, that’s almost 2 people a day that are killed. Over 1,000 people have been shot.  …

Consequences…

This week I would like to take a look at consequences on how we live our lives.  From our childhood most of us were taught right from wrong from our parents. If we did something wrong, there was a punishment for what we had done.  We needed to take responsibility for our actions.  We also learned about the laws in …

Warfare

With the War going on with Russia and Ukraine, I would like to talk about Warfare. Every day we see news reports on the tragedies of this war.  The innocent people, children, mother, elderly and more, being killed by missiles and the Russian soldiers.  But the war I want to talk about is the one that been going on for over 2000 …

Epitaph…

This week, as I sat in the parking lot before Church Service, I looked out across the cemetery wondering about those buried there. I could see written on the tombstone’s names and dates. Some had written on them beloved Mother, Father, wife or husband but not much more. I started to think about their life… Maybe some were rich or …

Court…

This week I would like to share a story I came across about a young lady going to court.  I hope you enjoy it. “Court” Author unknown A young lady committed a crime, and she was sent to court. The punishment for the crime was life imprisonment. She shed tears for help but there was no one available to help. …

Supreme Court

In the news this Week, the Supreme Court is looking at the abortion laws from Texas.  The Texas law basically bands abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.  Which is after the baby’s hearts starts beating.  Since most women don’t know they’re pregnant until after that, this law pretty much stops most abortions.   The Supreme Court is divided on where each …

Leaning Side.

This week I would like to share a story from Jentezen Franklin called “Leaning Side”. I hope you enjoy it. Leaning Side “A pastor of a small church would occasionally call on one gentleman to pray, and every time this one particular guy would pray, he would pray this,  “Oh God, thank you for this word today, and bless these …

Jesus Came to Dinner…

The other day, as I was leaving Wal Mart, I saw an older man dressed in raggedy clothes, standing at the street corner with a sign asking for help.  My first thought was, Oh No another bum begging for money and then to ignore him. I could easily justify not giving to this man, because after all he was probably …

Happy New Year – 2022

In just a very few days will be welcoming in the new year 2022.  I would like to pause for a moment to look back and reflect on this year.This year was surely a year to remember. In January 2021, we find ourselves with a newly elected President and a very divided country. Covid deaths and hospitalizations have declined, with …

Miracles Still Happens…

For everyone who thinks God doesn’t answer prayers and perform miracles, I would like to share with you something that happened to me this week.   A little background for those who do not know me, I retired to a remote location on a mountain top.  I have one neighbor within shouting distance.  I’m a big man and 69 years old …

Count your Blessings….

After listening to the song “Count your Blessings” by Johnson Oatman,  I was thinking about all the blessings that God has given to me. Sometimes I think we take for granted all that God does for us everyday.  God truly gives us so many blessings each and every single day.  Some may even be so small that we might overlook …