A Word for the Journey

 

    A Promise

    Sun, Feb 1, 2015
    Tomorrow, I leave for Israel. This is going to be an exciting trip. Seeing and walking the land that I often preach about will be extremely interesting. As I was thinking about the trip, I remembered that Israel was the nation entrusted with tremendous revelation. Literally, they were the guardians of truth. From Abraham, to ...
     

    Music

    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    As you know, Sis. Crystal and I get up early during the week. My wife gets up around 5:00 AM, and I usually get up around 5:30 AM. Normally, any house around this time is totally quiet. Well, no so, at our house. Every morning when I walk out of my room, I hear one of ...
     

    New Things

    Sun, Jan 18, 2015
    There are some things that I just do not like. I do not like liver. I do not like a day when I do not feel like I have accomplished something. And, I do not like car troubles. Over a week ago, my wife was driving home from work, and her car just stopped. Whether ...
     

    Made Up Mind

    Sat, Jan 10, 2015
    A couple of years ago, after eating dinner at Bob Evans, we were going to the car. I was getting in the car, thinking that we were leaving. I was mistaken. Looking down the hill, Nick and Conner were on their way to, well, I didn’t know where to. Being the dad, I told them, “we’re ...
     

    The Will of God

    Sat, Jan 3, 2015
    1 John 2:17 “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” My question to you is this, “Do you want to do the will of God?” Samuel had been sent on a task for the Lord. He was to anoint the next King of Israel. Samuel’s destination was ...
     

    A New Year

    Sun, Dec 28, 2014
    Over the past few days, I have said it over and over again, “it is hard to believe the year is gone”. Yes, we are hours away from welcoming 2015. Don’t you think that time is a funny thing. And I’m not just talking about how long sermons are. One minute you’re holding a baby, the next minute ...
     

    Christmas

    Sat, Dec 13, 2014
    Saturday evening, our family celebrated Christmas with Chris, Bro. & Sis. Sauters, and the Hardbargers. As always, it was a wonderful time of family, laughing, of course, eating, and just plain fun. Stories were told, and retold. Memories were made, that we will laugh about next year. I love this time of year. Yes, I love the ...
     

    Black Friday

    Sat, Dec 6, 2014
    Well, we did it again this year.  Yes, at 6:00 on Friday, “Black Friday” that is, we were already in the stores.  For the most part, it was a family affair.  We also included Bro. and Sis. Groves in the adventure.  That is exactly the way they summed it up, an adventure. I am sure you have seen pictures from across ...
     

    Thanksgiving

    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Well here it is time for Thanksgiving again!!! It seems like I just got up from the table last month and we are getting ready to do it all over again…When all of the kids were little it was very important to Pastor and I that our children learned proper manners.  When someone gave them something, or paid them a ...
     

    Friendships

    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    The wisdom of the Bible continues to amaze me.  The scripture speaks with a pointed simplicity.  One of those scriptures that is so piercing and to the point is in Proverbs 22:24-25 (KJV) 24  Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25  Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. In ...