Pastor’s Blog

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.


Daily Devotional August 4, 2022

“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the
pioneer and perfecter of faith”  (Hebrews 12:2-3, NIV).
The headline read:
“US Runner, 105, Sets New World Record for 100m Sprint—But Feels
Disappointed She Wasn’t Faster.”


Daily Devotional August 3, 2022

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

(2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV). 

     We pay a lot of attention to our skin. We wash it. Shave it. Moisturize it. Some of us even paint it.


Daily Devotional August 2, 2022

“For the body, itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts” (1 Corinthians 12:14).

     The floods that recently devastated Eastern Kentucky substantiated a familiar adage. Nothing is more powerful than the love of a mother—except when a mother’s love is combined with a few feet of electrical cord.


Daily Devotional August 1, 2022

“But anyone who is alive in the world of the living has some hope; a live dog is better
off than a dead lion” (Ecclesiastes 9:4, GNT)
     In 1972, Walter Mishel conducted an experiment with a large group of four and five-year-old children. Each child was given a binary choice to either eat a marshmallow or wait fifteen minutes and receive a second marshmallow. Follow-up studies on delayed gratification discovered the minority of children who held out for a second marshmallow went on to enjoy better outcomes in life, to include better social skills, higher test scores, and healthier bodies.