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
The right to vote is one of our greatest privileges as Americans. And countless ads are being run to encourage everyone to exercise this privilege and to make a difference. We are told that we need to make our voice heard. I certainly want to encourage you to vote, but I also want to say that there is something more important that you can do than cast your vote. Right … [Read more...] about What Our Nation Needs
I had some grand plans for this Coronavirus furlough. I had visions for cleaning the house, catching up on home improvement projects, being more consistent in my exercise routine, and getting more sleep. I thought of this time in the most idealistic ways possible. It was going to be a time of refreshment and renewal. But I have to tell you that I have been feeling like a … [Read more...] about Receive God’s Grace