Pastor’s Blog

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.


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.