Being God’s Friend

The bible tells us that Jesus called his followers friends.  How can we return the friendship?
 


Teaching Children Through Stories and Repetition

My wife Cathy is an amazing mother.  I marvel as to how easily she relates to our children and grandson.  Recently, I overheard Cathy reading the children’s book, The Cookie Store Cat, to our twenty year-old daughter.  I wasn’t surprised.  Courtney is still a child at heart and Cathy relishes the role of storyteller.


Encouragers Needed

Everyone needs encouragement.


By Evan Nesterak (White supremacists clash with police) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

To Prevent Another Charlottesville, Begin Where You Are

By Evan Nesterak (White supremacists clash with police) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
I find myself still stunned following the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.  The first question that leapt to mind was, “When will the hatred and violence stop, O Lord?”  


In Times of Trouble – Keep Paddling!

What’s the best way to stay in a raft on a Class IV river rapid? Keep paddling! Read Pastor David​’s blog.


Bullies

The newest insult on the playground is, “You’re a bully!”  How common are bullies and how are we to respond?