Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional April 21, 2023

How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?”. (Psalm 13:1, NIV)

     James Moore once wrote about a beautiful spring day. A little girl went for a walk with her grandfather. As they sauntered along, enjoying the beauty of God’s creation, they came upon a garden. The little girl ran ahead and found a gorgeous rosebush covered with roses. Some of the roses were still buds and some were in full bloom. The little girl plucked one of the rosebuds and examined it closely. Then, with her  fingers, she tried to open the rosebud and bring it to full bloom. But it didn’t work.


Daily Devotional April 20, 2023

“So, in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. (Galatians 3:26-28,NIV)

I took the tube back out of town
Back to the Rollin’ Pin.
I felt a little like a dying clown
With a streak of Rin Tin Tin.
I stretched back, and I hiccupped;
And looked back on my busy day.
Eleven hours in the tin pan
God, there’s got to be another way.


Daily Devotional April 19, 2023

“His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him”. (John 12:16, ESV)

     Hindsight is 20/20. This phrase is one of the most frequently used aphorisms in English. The meaning implies that when we look back in time at an event that has already happened, we can see perfectly why the occurrence took place.


Daily Devotional April 18, 2023

“If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it”. (Proverbs 25:16, ESV)

     In Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It, Rosalind disguises herself as a man. She attempts to tutor Orlando in how to woo a woman. The woman of Orlando’s affection is, in fact, none other than Rosalind. He fell in love with Rosalind before her ploy to tutor him. Orlando wants more than anything to have a relationship with Rosalind. To which Rosalind utters this now popular line, “Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?”


Daily Devotional April 14, 2023

“They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord”. (Acts 15:39-40, NIV)

     Relationships can be fragile. A cross word was spoken here. A broken promise is made there. A disagreement that gets out of hand. Before you can say, “Hold my earrings,” an argument ensues, and the two parties must be separated to maintain an armistice.


Daily Devotion April 13, 2023

 “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” (Proverbs 20:5, NIV)

     Each day I arise with a pertinent question on my mind. “Lord, what can I do for you today?” It’s a question of purpose with a little “p”. By contrast to a purpose with a capital “P,” which seeks a central guiding direction and meaning to one’s life, the little purposes in life we pursue are equally impactful.