Casting crowns

Casting crowns

Revelation 4:1-11 Some of us will receive a crown for what we did on earth when we go home with God. So picture this; You had a bad car wreck. The car burst into flames while you are stuck in the car because your seat belt wont unbuckle. You see your life flashing before your […]

Rely on God

Rely on God

Jeremiah 29:11                                                                                                           […]

Restore

Restore

Titus 3:4-7 I have a friend who usually has one or more projects he works on just to keep busy. His latest project was restoring an old piece of furniture that someone was actually going to throw into a trash pile. I suppose they just thought it would take too much time and effort in […]

Are You Joyful?

Are You Joyful?

Philippians 4 For Paul, joy is a defining attribute of the church.  Does “joy” characterize the church today?  If you knocked on the door of one of your non-Christian neighbors and asked them how they would describe Christians, would they say that Christians are people marked by a deep, consistent sense of joy?  Would people […]

Freedom

Freedom

Galatians 5:1 Unless you are familiar with this area in Pennsylvania, you may not realize or know there is a deer reserve not far from my town. As I was driving by there one day, it got me thinking about the deer’s existence. Oh I understand the reason for the preserve; it keeps them, safe, […]

Happy New Year Onion Boy

Happy New Year Onion Boy

Philippians 1:3-11 I like those Shrek movies and the other night while watching one with my daughter a conversation between Donkey and Shrek stuck out to me as interesting ; Shrek Says: “For your information, there’s a lot more to ogres than people think!!  Layers, onions have layers. Ogres have layers. We both have layers.”  […]

Cmas or Xmas?

Cmas or Xmas?

2 Timothy 2:8-14I love Christmas and everything Christmasy; even my email starts out with cmaslover. What is that you might say??? Why do I use a “C” instead of an “X” in my abbreviation of Christmas? I started doing that many years ago because putting an “X” in Christmas, to ME, means you are taking […]

Contentment

Contentment

Phillipians 4:10-20 Over the Christmas holiday while our family was gathered around for dinner, we were talking about how many kids continue looking for gifts under the Christmas tree even after all the gifts appear to have been opened. Kids want to make that last look to make sure that they didn’t miss any gifts […]

Powerful Music

Powerful Music

Luke 1:38, 46-55One of my favorite things of the Christmas season are the songs that are sung; especially those that are explaining the Christmas story. The Gospel of Luke offers the most extensive telling of the Christmas story and in his version, we find a number of those songs.  This demonstrates one thing for us; […]

Slow Down

Slow Down

I was doing a little self examining this morning while waiting on my coffee to brew. First of all, I realized just how impatient I am and not in a good way. I don’t have an automatic full coffee maker. I have a one cup at a time Keurig coffee maker; which, by the way, takes […]

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