The Pastor’s Heart 7/31/2020

Sometimes it’s not “what,” it’s “which one?”  As I approach this note each Friday, I admit that there are times I have to find that “what do I write this week?”  There are other times that the right topic is right there and there’s no doubt.  And then there are the times like today.  Over…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/17/20

In a conversation the other night, we talked about decisions for the Lord that we’ve made.  Some are made at camp, some in a revival or even a regular service, and others during a personal time with God.  The decisions are genuine, wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by God’s holy…

The Pastor’s Heart 7/10/2020

I believe it’s worth sharing again.  While going through some older files this week, I came across a “Pastor’s Heart” from this month 5 years ago.  It was written about a week after the Supreme Court sadly ruled favorably on same-sex marriage.  As I read through it again and in light of the recent and ongoing…

The Pastor’s Heart 6/26/20

My wife shared it with me the other day, and it really caught my attention.  It was a simple statement – “The Christian life is not a constant high.  I have my moments of deep discouragement.  I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes and say, ‘Help me’” (Billy Graham). …

The Pastor’s Heart 6/19/2020

You read this, and you read that.  You hear one thing and then something totally opposite.  This opinion, that opinion.  And, oh yes, it seems that everyone has an expert or someone with firsthand knowledge to back them up.  You wonder what to believe and whom to trust.  Have you felt like that lately?  Be…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/29/2020

“That ye may know.”  These words from 1 John 5:13 were refreshed in my mind this week, and what a blessing they are!  I don’t have to wonder.  Don’t have to guess.  Don’t have to wishfully hope.  I can know that I have eternal life.  Indeed, it’s a humbling truth, because that assurance has nothing…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/22/2020

The COVID-19 news continues to swirl around us.  Openings, closings, guidelines, expert advice (often contradicting), and still a lot of confusion.  So much so that other things are being blown aside and barely mentioned.  Now I’m not saying that we don’t need to stay informed concerning the coronavirus; we do.  But not to the point…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/15/2020

God inspired it, and King David wrote it.  It’s a song of joy that would be sung by God’s people on their journey for feast times in Jerusalem.  It was a song of rejoicing, unity, and worship.  And honestly, it’s something we can embrace today as the Church.  “I was glad when they said unto…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/8/2020

These last couple of months around here have been something.  In a sense, it seems like forever ago things started shutting down, and in another way it seems like yesterday.  Anyone else feel that way?  By the time we begin having services here again on May 17, it will have been 8 Sundays and 9…