Looking Backward, Moving Forward

Occasionally at church I need to walk though the Auditorium while the lights are off. It’s really dark in there, but if you’re careful, you can get just enough light from under the doors to guide yourself between the rows of chairs, up the aisle, around the stage, and out the other door. Walking forward […]

Higher!

Grow Deeper, Go Higher. That is what I shared as a challenge at KCC last week. Here’s an explanation, in brief: If we want to ‘Go Higher’ in our faith, it will only happen as we ‘Grow Deeper’ in our relationship with Him. I know, it’s not ‘rocket science’, but stop and think about it: […]

‘Issues’, Grace, and the Love of God

I admit it: I have issues. I’m certain this is not a surprise to anyone, especially my family, but I need to say it ‘out loud’ and confess: I have things in my life which really trip me up and leave me feeling regret, guilt, and a desire to ‘do better’ in the future. Truth […]

Hope…Where’s It Come From?

Where does ‘peace’ come from for you? From what source do you find ‘joy’? Where do you get your ‘hope’? If it is anywhere except the Lord, you are asking for trouble! It will not last. It can’t.   The truth is that many of us find our peace, joy and hope in our circumstances. […]

As Far As It Depends on You…

Newsflash: There’s a LOT of conflict in our world! Between riots in Charlotte, NC, weekly violence in places like Chicago, Terrorism in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota…there is no shortage of violence. Police killing civilians, Civilians killing police, Citizens killing citizens…seems as though we hear a lot more about it now. Violence, as they […]

Stand Up!

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran Pastor and Theologian in during the reign of Adolf Hitler. While many Pastors in his country were keeping silent, and ‘going along in order to get along’, he would not. He believed that it was the responsibility of those who knew Jesus to stand up to tyranny and oppression. He […]