Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional May 25, 2023

“Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, CEB)

     In 2005, a German long jumper named Bianca Kappler competed at the European Indoor Championships. During the competition, Bianca created quite a stir within the sport of track and field. Initially, Bianca was awarded the gold medal for jumping a record 22 feet, 10 inches. The next closest competitor came in at only 21 feet, 11 inches. But Bianca Kappler stunned the sporting world when she refused the gold medal.


Daily Devotional May 24, 2023

“Remember those early days after you first saw the light? Those were the hard times! Kicked around in public, targets of every kind of abuse—some days it was you, other days your friends.” (Hebrews 10:32-33, MSG)

     Several years ago, I had a conversation with an elderly member of my congregation. I asked, “Do you miss the good, old days? I’m talking days without the hustle and hurry of life. Days when neighbors knew and cared about one another. Days when life was simpler.”


Daily Devotional May 23, 2023

“…‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ “. (Matthew 25:40, NIV)

     I lived in Texas for the better part of a year. On my days off I would drive throughout Central Texas. I enjoyed seeing the breathtaking views of the Hill Country.

     While traveling alongside the Guadalupe River, I came upon an unusual sight. A long line of cowboy boots was sitting atop a row of fenceposts. I had heard that cowboys leave their boots to convey messages to passersby.


Daily Devotional May 19, 2023

“If we say we love God yet hate a brother or sister, we are liars…”. (I John 4:20, TNIV)

     I once heard the story about a woman named Regina King. Regina is from the African country of Rwanda. Regina’s son was tragically killed during the genocide that took place in the mid-1990’s. Regina admits to having nursed bitterness and thoughts of vengeance toward her son’s killer. But, one night she had a dream she was walking down a street and saw a house. She knew it was the house of her enemy. She heard God say, “Go into the house.” “But Lord,” Regina replied,


Daily Devotional May 18, 2023

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life”. (Proverbs 4:23, ESV)

     I am not prone to omphalophobia (the fear of belly buttons). I don’t give them much thought. However, I am a bit of an ophidiophobe. I don’t care much for snakes.


Daily Devotional May 17, 2023

“For now, we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then shall I know, even as also I am known”. (1 Corinthians 13:12, KJ21)

     I looked into the mirror the other day but didn’t recognize the image staring back at me. The problem was the pair of glasses I was wearing. They bear the teeth marks of my puppies.