I pray you had a wonderful and blessed celebration of Jesus’ birthday. Many of us are looking forward to putting 2020 behind and turning the page to 2021. As we prepare to enter the new year, I wanted to share my 2021 Bible Reading Plan with you. I set a goal to read through the Bible every year. Every year I use a different translation. This year I will be using the ESV … [Read more...] about The Gift of God’s Word for 2021
The days have grown darker and darker. But in one week, we will turn a corner. The winter solstice will take place at 5:02 am EST on Monday, December 21. The light will shine just a little more each day as the days begin to lengthen. We will also witness another astronomical phenomena on the same day. Jupiter and Saturn will conjoin together and will appear to almost merge … [Read more...] about Daily Reminders
Today is thanksgiving. It is a day for expressing gratitude. But before we express what we are grateful for, we want to remember who we are grateful to. We give thanks to God because it is through him that we have everything we have. Without him, we would have nothing. Make sure, amidst the busyness of this day, to set aside some time of quiet to offer a prayer of appreciation … [Read more...] about P.O.E.T Thanksgiving
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. (Romans 5:2–4, ESV) How much longer? We have endured this pandemic for so long now. I … [Read more...] about How Much Longer?
Of all the struggles during this pandemic, the thing I have wrestled with the most is the isolation. I serve as a “sole” pastor. And there are so many times when I have felt alone. The loneliness is not just physical but spiritual. It has been a heavy weight. One of the devil’s greatest and most successful lies is that “you are alone.” Loneliness was one of the things on my … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Fight Loneliness