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The Problem of forgetting

The Problem of forgetting

As a young pastor, I went to see a long-time parishioner. She lived in a nursing facility in a “memory-care unit” At that time, I do not recall having any experience with people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. This lady was sitting by herself...
New Every Morning… Great is your faithfulness

New Every Morning… Great is your faithfulness

Regardless of what happened yesterday, you and I get a new day today. If you are going through a hard place that may not sound like a good thing, but it really is incredibly good news. The writer of Lamentations gives us a wonderful inspired reminder: The steadfast...
Thank you, Pastor

Thank you, Pastor

If I were to start a Hall of Fame, I would start a “Pastors” Hall of fame. I have known many pastors who could be inducted on the first ballot. Not only would I include my pastors from my early years, but pastors and staff members I have met down through...
Learning Contentment

Learning Contentment

The Apostle not once but twice in the book of Philippians speaks about contentment. The passage is found in the book of Philippians 4:11-13: “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what...
Just Call

Just Call

I came across a familiar verse in Jeremiah 33:3 a couple of days ago. ‘Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Our Heavenly Father gives us a wonderful reminder. Call. All of us at one time or the other, have been...
What You Do Today Matters

What You Do Today Matters

Today many have regrets about yesterday. Something that happened decades ago still looms large in the thinking of many people. The impact of yesterday can be quite large and exaggerated. Everyone has a past. All people have a story to tell of misfortune, hurt, and or...
Help IN Time of Trouble

Help IN Time of Trouble

Psalm 46 is a psalm where I have turned when I have needed encouragement. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”  A refuge means like as a shelter or protection from danger or distress.” Finding refuge is like finding a...
A New Day

A New Day

Throughout our lives, there are moments when we experience something ‘new.’ It could be a new job, opportunity, challenge, relationship, or project, to name a few. At times they are the result of planning and pursuit; other times, they come without much...
A Word about people

A Word about people

Life is about many things, but right up toward the top is the relational aspect of life. Take a moment and reflect on the people who have been a part of your story. Naturally, your family is a significant factor, as are teachers, pastors, good friends, and many more....