Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Couple of Photos from the Homestead

This Bell Pepper plant still producing... (we use these to cook with. Straight from the garden to the stove). I'm especially happy with my Mandarin Satsuma (Tangerine). It's putting on a good show this year - not quite ripe yet. The grand-kids love coming over to pick straight off the tree.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

God Knows What We're Made Of

"He knows our frame; He remebers that we are dust" (Psalms 103:14)"

God has no illusion about us.  He knows we are created from the dust of the earth.  That's pretty low stuff.

Yet, He loves us anyway, calls us to salvation, and wants to use us for His glory.  How great is that?

He knows that He got no real benefit (added to Himself) when He saved us.

Don't ever entertain the idea that God doesn't love you just because He didn't do the lastest thing you asked of Him.

The fact that you are still vertical and breathing His free air, and your name is written down in the Book of Life, is all the proof you'll every need on the tender care of a loving God.

Praise God from Whom all blessing flow!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Will Resume Blogging Soon!

Yea!  I've been all month trying to resolve some issues with my domain name (with Google).  Finally got it settled... and hope to resume blogging soon.

Keep checking back!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Is Church Just an "Add-On" for You?

A very common tendency today is for people to treat the local church as a helpful add-on, but not as the community of faith into which they have been saved… and summoned (by Scripture) to live out their discipleship to Jesus Christ. They are happy to reap its benefits – yet reluctant to commit to or sacrifice for.

As a pastor it is my responsibility to challenge this notion. 

First of all, the Church (made up of believers) is the only thing Jesus died for.  The Church was literally purchased with His blood (Acts 20:28; Galatians 3:15-18).  Second, the Church is the very Body of Christ (I Cor. 12).

No other organization (or endeavor) in all of life has that status.  The church is superior to them all!

Sadly, the church receives lower levels of commitment from some people than the other activities in their lives.

It’s easy to roll our eyes when considering the effect of fringe involvement and nominal commitment.  Yet this is precisely how many professing Christians relate to the local church.  This should not be!  Rather, we should be the very people deliberately looking for ways to define and deepen our relationship with the local church.  We should be making ourselves known to pastors and other believers so they know we can be counted on.

Going to church is not a quaint little time of merely experiencing warm-and-fuzzy feel-good moments.  It's an essential part on one's spiritual growth, as well as an evident demonstration of commitment to God.

For the glory of God, the good of His people, and our witness to the world, let’s labor for churches with full commitment and personal sacrifice.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Inside View of Home

The sheet rock has been hung.  Now waiting for the finishers.