Archives for September 2019

HALLOWEEN

   A perfect time to share the Gospel "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without someone telling them?" Romans 10:9 Halloween was one of my all time favorite nights of the year. Not even my Birthday could compare. We always had homemade costumes although, wanted the cheap store bought costumes but could not afford them. Mom would burn circles and then use the soot to make … [Read more...]

STRENGTH

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. (Psalm 28:7 ESV) How many times are we overwhelmed with the circumstances within which we find ourselves? New job, career change, budgetary issues, health and parental care concerns, children, job pressures and the list continues. What do we do in these times of crisis? Do we bask in the muck of indecision and helplessness or do we consult the One … [Read more...]

Keep Your Eyes on Christ

One of my favorite activities as a dad was hiking on the Appalachian Trail with my son. Several years my oldest daughter, Amanda went but Andrew and I have logged over 300 miles on the trail. Andrew was 9 years old and Amanda was 12 on our first hike. As we prepared for this 50-mile hike, we would load our backpacks with books and walk at the walking park each night. Although we were not climbing mountains, we were getting our bodies in shape for the hike to come. The Appalachian Trail is … [Read more...]

You are Part of a Team

“For each will have to bear his own load.” – Galatians 6:5 Henry Ford first used the assembly line to build cars in 1913. His method reduced a car’s build time from twelve hours to two and a half hours. The assembly line made production efficient and made car ownership a reality for many people. The system worked well, but there was one great stipulation. Everyone had to do their own part. Teams work well only when each person shows up and helps bear the load.   This is the point … [Read more...]