Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional Oct. 11, 2022

“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” (John 4:29, ESV).

     Is love blind? This is the question Nick and Vanessa Lachey have been posing on the Netflix show they host. Love Is Blind is a social experiment where single men and woman seek out love and get engaged before ever meeting in person. By the way, I know of one man who went out on a blind date. It didn’t start out that way until she brought out the pepper spray.


Daily Devotional Oct. 10, 2022

“She listened to no voice; she accepted no discipline. She didn’t trust in the LORD, nor did she draw near to her God” (Zephaniah 3:2, CEB).

     I was introduced to a new word over the weekend: textlationship. A textlationship is a connection between people who text one another frequently but rarely interact with each other in person. People are spending more time connecting with one another on their digital platforms.


Daily Devotional Oct. 7, 2022

Read John 21:15-17

     As I was preparing for this Sunday’s message on forgiveness, an idea came to me upon which I have been musing. Jesus asked Peter three separate times, “Do you love me?” On the first occasion Jesus uses the word agape`. The second time around Jesus employs the term phileo. In plain terms, Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love me unconditionally?” Then, Jesus follows up by asking, “Will you be my friend?”


Daily Devotional Oct. 6, 2022

“…Those parts of the body that seem to be the weaker are really necessary. And the parts of the body we think are less deserving are the parts to which we give the most honor. We give special respect to the parts we want to hide”   (1 Corinthians 12:22-23, NCV).


     I met one of the most important employees of a local hospital yesterday. Not the CEO or the chief of staff or a nurse manager. Her name is Esperanza which, in Spanish, means hope.


Daily Devotional Oct. 5, 2022

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all

making my prayer with joy” (Philippians 1:3, ESV)


     I bring you good news of great joy that shall be for all the people (or a least a few of you). McDonald’s is offering an adult-sized Happy Meal through October 30th . You have a choice of a Big Mac or a ten-piece order of Chicken McNuggets.


Daily Devotional Oct. 4, 2022

“The names of all the people of Israel were listed in their family histories and those family histories                          were put in the book of the kings of Israel” (1 Chronicles 9:1, ESV)


     The first nine chapters of the First Chronicles list several generations beginning with Adam and concluding in the early sixth century B.C. Genealogies can be boring unless the genealogy happens to list your family. The more personal a document is, the more interesting it becomes.