A Prayer for our Country…

Prayer for our Country O Lord God of heaven, great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love You and keep Your commandments, we come before You humbly asking for mercy. Forgive us for not keeping the new commandment Jesus gave us…loving one another just as He loved us.  He promised we would…

Worship…

A. W. Tozer wrote: “In worship several elements may be distinguished, among them love, admiration, wonder and adoration.” Those words started me thinking about worship, my worship and that of those who gather with me each week in a service we label “worship.” Do these elements exists in our worship experience? Do we love the…

One Another…

My fellow believers, I have always found it interesting that Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, a prayer offered in the shadow of the soon-coming cross, focused so much on unity among His followers (John 17:20-21). For Jesus, this was a big deal – no, not a big deal – it was a HUGE…

My Eyes Are Dry…

I sat down this morning with my Bible, prayer list, and journal to spend some quiet time with God. Some days, the words on my heart pour out freely. Other days, I sit in solitude waiting. Today was one of those solitude days. As I waited, the words from a Keith Green song began to play…

If I Had the Chance to Do It All Again…

I have had the privilege and challenge of serving in three churches before the one I currently serve. They were established churches with rich histories. Of course, each of the three had their own distinctive personalities. As with every church, there were both positives and things that were not as positive. I was called to each…

Life is Precious…

Life is a precious gift from God, but we do not always or even often treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves. The recent shootings of two black males by police officers in Baton Rouge, Lousiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and the killing of five police officers and wounding of seven more in…

Roberto’s House

For six years I have traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve alongside John and Donna Bearden, members from Grace Fellowship, and believers from other churches. The work includes evangelism, Bible schools for children, fellowship with Dominican believers, and construction. The construction is always tiring, and this year’s trip was just no different in that regard, yet this…