Pastor’s Blog

Daily Devotional /August 12, 2022

“Benaiah son of Jehoiada from Kabzeel was another famous soldier; he did many brave deeds, including killing two great Moabite warriors. He once went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. He also killed an Egyptian, a huge man who was armed with a spear. Benaiah attacked him with his club, snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand, and killed him with it. Those were the brave deeds of Benaiah, who was one of “The Thirty.” He was outstanding among them, but was not as famous as “The Three.” David put him in charge of his bodyguard” (2 Samuel 23:20-23).


Daily Devotional August 11, 2022

“…if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink,

for by doing so you will heap burning coals on his head” (Romans 12:20, ESV).


     It was a scene that melts a parent’s heart. Isaiah Jarvis was hit in the head by a wild pitch during a Little League regional playoff final. Everyone in the stadium held their collective breath as the batter fell to the ground while clutching his head in pain.


Daily Devotional August 10, 2022

“No,” the king said to Araunah. “I will buy them from you at a fair price. I won’t offer up to the Lord my God entirely burned offerings that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver” (2 Samuel 24:24, CEB).


Daily Devotional August 9, 2022

“They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.  Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
(Genesis 11:3-4, NIV)
     Testing limits. It’s what we do. Just watch a child who’s told he can have only one cookie, when two cookies have been placed on the table.


Daily Devotional August 8, 2022

“When they were all full, he said to his disciples,

“Gather the pieces left over; let us not waste a bit” (John 6:12, GNT).


     My cell phone is no longer working properly. I have had the device for only two years. Planned obsolescence is the reason, so I’m told.


Daily Devotional August 5, 2022

 “The Lord declares, ‘Am I a God who is only nearby and not far off?
Can people hide themselves in secret places so I might not see them?
Don’t I fill heaven and earth?’”
(Jeremiah 23:23-24, CEB).

     I’ve always believed there to be a difference between feeling lonely and being alone. One can be in a crowd of people, and yet, harbor an unnerving sense of isolation.