Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotion May 16, 2023

“But if you don’t do what you say, you will be sinning against GOD; you can be sure that your sin will track you down” (Numbers 32:23, MSG).

     Recently, a herd of cows helped the police track down a suspect who was fleeing arrest. During a routine traffic stop, the driver sped away and led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase. The suspect eventually abandoned his vehicle and ran into a nearby pasture, whereupon the herd steered the police directly to the fugitive’s location.


Daily Devotional May 5, 2023

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t have love, I’ve gotten nowhere…” .(1 Corinthians 13:3, MSG)

     Two of my favorite people once owned a log cabin home in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. One day, Ralph was fixing a few shingles on the roof of their house when a strong wind knocked the ladder over. Rain began to fall, and lightning could be seen in the distance. Ralph hollered for Wilma who was inside the house, but she didn’t hear his cries for help.


Daily Devotion May 4, 2023REV

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9, NRSV).

     I had the privilege of attending a prayer service hosted by our local city council members.  One of the speakers reminded me of a quote by the late Mother Theresa. “Today, if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other…”.


Daily Devotion May 3, 2023

“Sing to the LORD a new song because he has done wonderful things! His own strong hand and his own holy arm have won the victory!” (Psalm 98:1, CEB).

     My youngest son is an adventurous soul. He is a white-water rafting guide. A few years ago, the insisted that his parents take a trip down the river with him. To compound the excitement, the river was swollen from heavy rains. What typically is a leisurely level three experience turned into a level four thrill ride into the bowels of doom.


Daily Devotional May 2, 2023

“They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows”. (Psalm 64:3, NIV)

     Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. Well, not so much. PET scans demonstrate that verbal abuse is as damaging to the human brain as physical abuse.


Daily Devotional April 28, 2023

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction,
and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every
good work”. 
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV)


     Ten years ago, I was holding a Bible study with a group of middle school students at the Brice Christian Academy in Columbus, Ohio. I was not surprised when asked this question: “How do we really know that the Bible is true?” It’s actually a good question given the fact that the Bible was written over a period of 1600 years, by no less than thirty different authors.