The Pastor’s Heart 1/31/2020

There’s a big game this weekend.  You may or may not be interested, but it’s big anyway.  Billions big.  What catches my attention about the Super Bowl isn’t just the game itself; it’s also the amount of money involved, and it bursts through the millions and wades deep into the billions of dollars.  The average…

The Pastor’s Heart 1/24/2020

It comes to the forefront this time every year, but it’s a major issue every day.  I’m talking about what happened 47 years ago this past Wednesday when the United States Supreme Court issued their decision on Roe v. Wade, essentially legalizing abortion on demand.  And you know what is, as they say, “the rest…

The Pastor’s Heart 1/17/2020

It started a couple of days ago and didn’t let up.  A phone call informing me that I had been selected for a “free medical alert system.”  All I had to do was….  Well, I didn’t get that far, because I politely refused and hung up.  Then, another call and another polite refusal.  On about…

The Pastor’s Heart 1/10/2020

Let’s get to the point.  2020.  A new year.  A new decade.  New opportunities.  New challenges.  New blessings.  New burdens.  New highs.  New lows.  New joys.  New heartbreaks.  All just waiting for us.  But keep this in mind:  Same God.  Didn’t He say, “I am the Lord; I change not” (Malachi 3:6)?  He’s still sovereign. …

The Pastor’s Heart 12/20/2019

It’s something I’d never thought of before.  Perhaps you have, but I haven’t.  Meditating through the Christmas story this morning, I came to Luke 2:16: “And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in a manger.”  It’s speaking of the shepherds, of course, who, once they heard the angel’s…

The Pastor’s Heart 12/13/2019

Memories.  They’re a big part of the Christmas season.  Each year, even though I enjoy the present holiday, the walk through Christmastime always includes a journey down memory lane.  Wonderful memories of my childhood and the love I felt from parents who, even with very limited resources, made Christmas special.  Memories of our first Christmas…

The Pastor’s Heart 12/6/2019

While doing some reading this morning a thought came to me.  It concerns a question that I believe to be often asked but rarely vocalized.  It’s this: does God really care?  Now on a normal day, we might never think that way; but in a moment of burden, trial, frustration, or loss, the doubt about…

The Pastor’s Heart 11/15/2019

The rat race.  Wide open.  Non-stop.  24/7.  Then 24/7/365.  All these sayings are just different ways of describing how life can be nowadays.  Before you know it, your days become a rushing whirlwind of activity, sucking you up into an endless vortex of hurry and worry.  It happens to you; it happens to me.  And…