National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The purpose of the National Day of Prayer is to call every American to personal repentance and prayer for our families,…

“I Want to Talk to a Person!!!”

A few weeks ago, we had a problem with our internet service at the church office. Our building is located in a kind of “no man’s land” where we are limited to only one internet service provider – our phone company. We found it difficult to upload anything and our download speeds were barely, just barely above…

It Hurts Enough to Moan…

The well-dressed traveling salesman walked up to the dilapidated fence, stepped through the open gate, and paced swiftly toward the porch carrying a large brown suitcase. The old farmer sat in a rocking chair watching the young city slicker as he approached, the young man’s eyes darting side to side taking in the scene from what must have looked like a movie from the 50s. His well-polished…

I Wait for You Every Day…

Excerpt from Kyle Idleman’s “40 Days to Lasting Change” – “A friend of mine told me about an elderly man he knew who could no longer take care of himself and whose family made the difficult decision for him to live in a nursing home. Every Sunday afternoon the man’s daughter and her husband and…

Why Is Forgiving So Hard?

I woke up early this morning thinking about forgiveness. As I rolled over onto my back and stared at the dark ceiling, I marveled at the forgiveness of God toward me. I truly do not deserve to be forgiven. It is not as if my sins were so minuscule and insignificant that they did not matter.…

Fallow Ground

The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow. Such a field, as it lies year after year, becomes a familiar landmark to the crow and the blue jay. Had it intelligence, it might take a lot of satisfaction in its reputation: it has stability;…