Archives for July 2019

Faux or Real…

Today there are many faux items out there that have become increasingly popular. There are faux paint finishes made to look like marble, stone or wood, faux wood flooring, faux furs, and faux plants that look amazingly natural. All of these are still imitations of what is “real.” They are fakes; artificial representations of something else. Recently, I was relaxing in my chair at home when Mei Li, our cat, jumped in my lap. I cuddled her closely as she purred heartily and with resounding … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs

I am just getting over the jet-lag from my trip to Ukraine but the excitement of this trip will be on my mind for a long time. It was great to be a part of he work God is doing in that country. I worked last week with the International Mission Board Missionaries in Kharkov, Ukraine. They are planting a church and we were conducting a camp for the kids in the area where the new church will be planted. In spite of a huge language barrier we had a remarkable camp where we worked with the children … [Read more...]

Love The Lord

Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength...and love your neighbor as yourself. I am writing this from a teepee in the middle of the woods in Georgia. We are on the Sixth Grade Mystery Trip. Our adventures started with a trip to the Hindu Temple in Lilburn, Georgia. It is a beautiful temple, the largest outside of India. This was the first trip where the guide talked about tenants of Hinduism. To say that the temple is breathtakingly beautiful … [Read more...]

Patriotism

“But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.” – Hebrews 11:16 Take a few seconds and read the above verse from Hebrews again. This may be a difficult passage to grasp on a week in which we celebrate the birth of our beloved United States. It can be downright countercultural to suggest there might be a better country than the U.S., even when that better country … [Read more...]