Archives for March 2019

Thank You

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Leisa and I moved to Eastern Hills to serve on this staff. Time has passed quickly. There have been a lot of changes during the past 10 years. My family has grown as we have added a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 6 grandchildren. It was also during these years that we lost my sister Jana. This church has celebrated with us and cried with us as we have gone through these changes personally. More than anything else this church … [Read more...]

Encouragement

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” ~Hebrews 10:24 Since I arrived at Eastern Hills almost eight months ago (can you believe it’s been eight months!) I have received a lot of encouragement from you all. Believe me when I say that encouragement is invaluable to a pastor. I appreciate it very much. I’m also aware that encouragement goes both ways. You, the members of Eastern Hills, need to be uplifted and spurred on in your good deeds as well, so I … [Read more...]

Lent

We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way. And we should remove the sin that so easily catches us. Let us look only to Jesus. He is the one who began our faith, and He makes our faith perfect. Hebrews 12:1-2 (International Children’s Version) I was in my mid 20s when I first heard of the words Lent and Ash Wednesday. Lent is the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter and lasts for 40 days. It is a time of sacrificing something that takes away our time to free … [Read more...]

Genuine Faith

I enjoy old episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. One of my favorites is called: Opie the Birdman. This heartfelt story is about Opie (Andy’s young son) who receives a sling shot for a gift. Andy warns him to be careful using it. Opie in excited boyish fashion takes his sling shot in tow, aiming and shooting randomly throughout the neighborhood. A hapless shot however lands him in distress, when he “accidentally” hits and kills a mother bird in … [Read more...]