Archives for July 2018

The Investment is worth it!

Recently I cleaned out my small garden bed, removing the accumulated grass and vegetable plants that had outlived their prime productivity. I then planted some seeds for what I hope will be my fall garden. Ephesians 6:7-9 is a great passage about seed sowing. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please the flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become … [Read more...]

Sandcastles

I used to love to build sandcastles. Who am I kidding, I still love building sandcastles. Of course, I don’t build them like most people. Anyone can build sandcastles up on the beach away from the waves. It takes real talent to build them down near the waterline. I don’t know, maybe I like the challenge, but I go to where the last big wave hit and then start my castle. I build a huge wall in front to block the waves and then I build the rest of the castle. I always have to pay attention to the … [Read more...]

Another “Thank You”

Lanelle and I once again say, “Thank You for your kindness to us.” The Lord has greatly blessed us by letting us be with you for these nine months. You are a wonderful church! You are wonderful people! Josh is greatly blessed by being able to be your pastor. How to Support Your New Pastor This Sunday, I will preach on the topic, “How to Support Your New Pastor.” I am going to give you a preview of the message in case you won’t be at the service. You may need to have it in print for future … [Read more...]

A Note From Dan

I remember when my kids were small and they were learning what it was like to trust. I would be in the pool and would want them to jump in the water to me. They were afraid to be dependent on me to keep them from going under water. When they finally jumped, that helped them to develop trust in me and each time they jumped that trust became stronger. Our relationship with Christ grows as we learn to trust. Trusting builds trust. Just like with my children, this trust starts out small and grows … [Read more...]