Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional April 27, 2023

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”. (Micah 6:8, NRSV)


     Christians are notorious for their selective hearing. My wife is threatening to buy me hearing aids so that I have no more excuses for missing her pleas to take out the garbage. The same principle is true with respect to hearing God’s word through the Scriptures. Too often we cherry-pick the passages that fit our constructs and beliefs while giving less weight to the Scriptures that do not.


Daily Devotional April 26, 2023

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”. (Micah 6:8, NRSV)

     Sociologist, Richard Flory, recently wrote an article entitled, “Our Many Jesuses.” He conducted interviews with several evangelical Christians across America and discovered a distinctive, yet subtle, difference in their beliefs. In short, Flory found that many Christians find themselves in one of two camps.


Daily Devotional April 25, 2023

“But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint”. (Isaiah 40:31, NLT)

     Isaiah describes three distinct modes by which we move ahead in life. First, there are those seasons when we seem to soar like eagles. Eagles can reach speeds of up to eighty miles per hour. Eagles can reach heights over a mile above the earth. But the strength to soar comes from without, not within. Eagles glide along upward air currents called thermals. As heated air rises above the ground, the eagle will simply spread its wings and allow the wind to carry it thousands of feet without ever flapping its wings.


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.