Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional March 24, 2023

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” .(Proverbs 31:26, ESV)

     Ponder these two questions. Can a person be nice but unkind? Conversely, can a person be kind but not nice?

     Being kind and nice are not the same. Many within the church today argue that Christians have become too nice. They argue that followers of Jesus don’t want to say something that might offend someone else or create conflict.


Daily Devotional March 23, 2023

“Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out” (Colossians 4:6, MSG)

     I missed it. So, allow me to wish you a Happy National Common Courtesy Day! Last Tuesday, March 21st served as an annual reminder that graciousness and gratitude are the virtues that keep our world from slipping into a sea of anger and turmoil. Though you won’t find the words common courtesy in the Scriptures, Paul contends that our goal should move us to bring out the best in others.


Daily Devotional March 22, 2023

“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6, NIV).

     An out-of-town driver swerved into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy didn’t move. Then the farmer hollered, “Pull, Buster, pull!” Buddy didn’t respond. Once more the farmer commanded, “Pull, Coco,


Daily Devotional March 21, 2023

“But I did obey the LORD!” Saul protested to Samuel. “I went on the mission the LORD sent me on. I captured Agag the Amalekite king…Yes, the troops took sheep and cattle from the plunder—the very best items placed under the ban—but in order to sacrifice them to the LORD your God at Gilgal” (1 Samuel 15:20-21, CEB)

     In 2020, a group of friends visited the Shoshone Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. A ranger found three of them trying to cook two whole chickens in the hot spring. Hot springs can exceed 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cause severe burns.


Daily Devotional March 20, 2023

“When Pharaoh heard what Moses had done, he tried to have him killed. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian” (Exodus 2:15, GWT)

     During the beginning of the Blitzkrieg in 1939, the British government had concerns about the mental stability of its citizens. Most people were not prepared for the horrors that would come. Some believed London would suffer from three times as many psychological casualties as they would from physical injuries.


Daily Devotional March 17, 2023

“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”. (John 6:35, NIV)


     Following World War II, the allied forces discovered that many children had been left hungry and homeless. Children of all ages were gathered into camps where they received care, food, and medical attention. All their needs were met, yet few of the children slept well. They appeared agitated and anxious.