Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional Jan 24, 2023

“Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Know this: I’ve given you authority over the entire land of Egypt” (Genesis 42:41, CEB).

     Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? In 1919, Harry Reese lost his job with the Hershey Company. As the father of ten children, Harry had no means to support his family.


Daily Devotional Jan 23, 2023

“And I tell you: Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you” (Luke 11:9).

     Translation from one language to another can be tricky. The verbiage Jesus uses in the text above is no different. Ask, seek, and knock appear as one-time actions. However, all three verbs use what is called an imperfect imperative tense. The New Living Translation of the Bible conveys a more accurate interpretation of Jesus’ original words:


Daily Devotional Jan 20, 2023

“The words of their mouths are evil and dishonest. They have stopped being wise and stopped doing good” (Psalm 36:3, CEB).


     I like wool. A fuzzy, Marino wool sweater. A pair of warm, wool socks. However, I don’t appreciate having the wool pulled over my eyes.


Daily Devotional Jan 19, 2023

“Don’t be worried on account of the wicked…trust in the LORD and do good”  (Psalm 37:1 & 3).


     No good deed goes unpunished. Maybe. Maybe not.

     Taylor Ostergaard and Linsey Zellitti wanted to do something nice for their neighbors. Late in the evening, they walked from house to house delivering the cookies they had baked. At 10:30 p.m., they pounded on the door of a woman who experienced a panic attack because of the girl’s late-night visit.


Daily Devotional Jan 18, 2023

“These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also” (Acts 17:6, NRSV).


     Last week, an eighty-two year old man from British Columbia broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest man to perform a handstand. During an interview with CBS News Ives said:
      In my 60s, when my grandchildren were around on my lawn in the summertime, I just gave it a shot to
      get them involved in gymnastics as well. It just grew from there‒‒it became a custom on my birthday,  
      June 25, to have a grand group of grandchildren in the front yard trying to do headstands


Daily Devotional Jan 17, 2023

“Remember the Sabbath day and treat it as holy.   Six days you may work and do all your tasks, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. Do not do any work on it…” (Exodus 20:8-10, CEB).

Keywords: Sabbath, rest


     Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. These are the words of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was not a procrastinator by any means. He worked in four hour bursts and maintained a disciplined schedule.