Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional Sept. 15, 2022

“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

(John 14:13-14, ESV).


Daily Devotional Sept. 14, 2022

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” (John 8:6-7, NLT).


     Last week I found myself in a Catch-22 situation. I misplaced my eyeglasses. The conundrum I faced was that to find them, I needed to be wearing them.


Daily Devotional Sept. 13, 2022

“Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing.          Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25, CEB).


     I am a firm believer that grandchildren are God’s reward for not selling your children. My grand dog, Hank, spent the weekend with his grandparents. I love Hank. He brings great joy to our home.


Daily Devotional Sept 9, 2022

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5, NIV).


     Many people today are offering their tributes to Queen Elizabeth II. Her seventy-year reign ended abruptly yesterday. However, her legacy of grace and strength has left an indelible mark on us all.


Daily Devotional Sept 8, 2022

Read Acts 15:36-41

     Relationships can bring blessings. They can also bring pain. The separation of Paul and Barnabas is a witness to the pain relationships can produce. Paul and Barnabas were each ardent followers of Jesus Christ. There is an indication that they were also close friends. Both men were integral to the initial movement of Christianity into communities beyond Jesus’ homeland.


Daily Devotional Sept. 7, 2022

We saw there the Nephilim (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We saw ourselves as grasshoppers, and that’s how we appeared to them” (Numbers 13:33, CEB).
     Do spiders dream? According to Daniela Roessler, a behavioral ecologist, they do. Roessler and her team observed jumping spiders as they slept. The researchers discovered that spiders experience something like rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, also known as the dream stage. REM sleep is the phase of the sleep cycle where our eyes dart back and forth as we experience visual dreams.