The Pastor’s Heart 7/29/2016

It took a little while to do, but it was good.  Definitely worth it.  I’m talking about reading through Psalm 119 in our Wednesday night service.  All 176 verses.  Out loud.  Psalm 119 is an exaltation of God’s word that, if taken to heart, will cure even the most apathetic attitude a believer could have…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/22/2016

It’s funny what you remember from your childhood.  Certain things are crystal clear, while other memories fade in and out.  Recently, a verse I read brought back one of those memories for me and along with it a challenging thought.  It’s one that concerns my parents and the cards they would give each other on…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/15/2016

“Scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”  There’s nothing like a missions trip to refresh the meaning of those words to the heart!  I just returned from Newfoundland, Canada, where I spent a week with a group from our church, and there in that beautiful province you can see that verse in Matthew 9:36 up…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/1/2016

In Psalm 16:6, King David wrote, “…yea, I have a goodly heritage.”  As we celebrate our nation’s independence in a couple of days, I believe it is good to be reminded of our country’s Christian heritage.  That’s why I’m stepping aside for some of our nation’s founding fathers and later leaders and allowing them to…

The Pastor’s Heart 6/24/2016

You’ve probably read a lot about the heat over the last few days – triple digits, heat advisory, heat index, etc.  It almost makes a body thirsty just writing about it.  It’s a given that one of several very important ways to deal with the heat is to stay well hydrated.  In other words, plenty…

The Pastor’s Heart 6/10/2016

I came across an interesting story this week that hit home with me.  It goes like this: while checking his bags at the airport, a traveler became indignant, rude, and belligerent with the employee who handled luggage.  For several minutes he belittled the young man and criticized his every move.  Surprisingly, the curbside porter didn’t…

The Pastor’s Heart 6/3/2016

I’m sure you’ve heard the statement, “You can learn from your mistakes,” or something to that effect.  Quite often learning from a mistake is painful.  But for me, this time it wasn’t; it was a blessed lesson.  A week or so ago I was in touch with one of our members who was facing a…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/20/2016

What’s a Christian to do?  How do we respond to the firestorm that now assaults Biblical morality, values, and even the true gospel?  Because respond we must!  I believe some simple words will help.  May I share them with you?  If you were in our Sunday evening service about a month ago, this will be…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/13/2016

Good morning!  Some may respond, “What’s so good about it?”  Personally, I love the early morning.  It brings the expectation of a fresh day.  A fresh chance to pick up and complete what had to be left undone yesterday.  Fresh opportunities and challenges.  Another day to do something for God.  When you think “freshness,” what…