Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotion Sept. 28, 2023

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well”         (Psalm 139:14, ESV).

     A story was reported in the Midland Daily News about a man named Don Baber. Don was so proud of his mom that he posted an unusual offer on eBay as a way of honoring her life. Don offered bidders a chance to buy one day of her attention “to make you feel like you are the most special person on earth.”


Daily Devotion Sept. 27, 2023

“God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again” (Philippians 1:6, NCV).

     I once heard it said that having a child is akin to having your heart walk outside of your body. The process of raising children is rich with emotion. As a parent, your soul rises and falls as your daughter or son experiences the joys and sorrows of life.


Daily Devotion Sept. 26, 2023

“Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life” (Proverbs 22:6,GNT).


     No. No is not an easy word for me to say. I am a recovering softshell. Saying no to my children was difficult for me to do. However, saying no to people outside of my family was even more challenging.


Daily Devotion Sept. 25, 2023

“Discipline your children, and they will give you rest; they will give delight to your heart” (Proverbs 29:17, NRSV).

     I recall the moment I drove away from the hospital following the birth of my first child. I was terrified. Resting comfortably in the car seat behind me was a little person for whom I was entirely responsible. Questions raced through my mind such as, “Do I have what it takes to be a good role model? Will I be capable of equipping my son for the future?” But the question that frightened me most was this: “Will my child grow up to hate me?”


Daily Devotion Sept. 22, 2023

“Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14, NIV).


         The Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, Satchel Paige, once asked, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” Born in 1906, Paige played America’s pastime until his fifty-ninth year of life. Satchel Paige refused to allow age to become an impediment to playing the game he loved.


Daily Devotion Sept. 21, 2023

“The LORD said: It isn’t too late. You can still return to me with all your heart. Start crying and mourning! Go without eating. Don’t rip your clothes to show your sorrow. Instead, turn back to me with broken hearts. I am merciful, kind, and caring. I don’t easily lose my temper, and I don’t like to punish” (Joel 2:12-13, CEV).

     Last Monday, the Middlesex County Library received a pair of long-overdue books. The books traveled by mail from a home in Ontario, Canada some 600 miles to the Massachusetts library. Officials report that the books are no longer in their system after being checked out about
seven years ago.