In 2 Kings 17 we read about Israel’s demise under King Hoshea and its deportation to Mesopotamia under the direction of Assyrian king, Shalamaneser. The king of Assyria then sends Babylonians and Arameans to repopulate Israel to make the areas more manageable and loyal to his leadership. What interested me as I read were all … Continue reading The Verbs of Your Life
Back in October I saw this question on social media: Would you rather be a good man or be good at being a man? How would you answer?
We may be wrapping up the month of February, but working at our marriage is a daily practice. So far this month, using the acrostic V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E, we have seen some ways to grow and change in the blessed gift of a biblical marriage.
“Living below in this old sinful world . . . where could I go but to the Lord?” These words from an old song remind me of a statement that I have heard many repeat over the years, “Well, I guess all we can do now is pray.” This is usually attached to a heart … Continue reading The Only Place to Go
Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema. Ministry Friend, what have you planned for Valentine’s Day for your wife? You’ve had a full weekend and Sunday. May I encourage you to consider the following?
Hey! If you haven’t already noticed, Valentine’s Day is approaching! Are you ready? Sadly, for many married couples, Valentine’s Day is . . . Using the acrostic V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E, here’s some ideas to help make this a blessed month of growth and change in biblical love.
“Father, we thank thee for thy presence in our life.” Gathered at the dinner table, my father-in-law uttered these words in prayer before our meal. The next day, he would be placed in the hospital due to hip fracture surgery and now a local care facility.
2023 is upon us! Where did the year go? Seems like yesterday we were on the cusp of 2022. For some, time seems to move so fast they are heard to say, “Time is a thief!”
Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema. Pastor, ministry friend, you are two weeks away from 2023! Turn around and . . . it’s here! So far, this has been a month filled with opportunities, expectations, … Continue reading Monday Ministry Encouragement
It’s time to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the church where you are serving. You and others have spent considerable time planning. Music is prepared, the service order set, song lyric slides are sent, the sermon is ready, and the fellowship meal lurks around the corner. The day is here! Then, Anniversary Sunday morning you … Continue reading Monday Ministry Encouragement