• Apr2020

    April Pastor’s Message

    April 4, 2020

    In light of the six-foot-separation we’re supposed to practice, my son-in-law recently sent me a list of songs we may want to avoid during the Covid-19 pandemic: Breathe on Me, Breath of God Precious Lord, Take My Hand Just a Closer Walk with Thee Gather Us In Close to Thee

  • Feb2020

    March Pastor’s Message

    February 26, 2020

    We have neighbors who put in a huge garden every year, and bring us some of the produce when they’ve had a really good year. But right now, there are lots of last year’s vines and stalks and other debris that need to be removed before they can plant. God

  • February Pastor’s Message

    February 15, 2020

    I discovered a term from the Praise Team that doesn’t make sense at first. The term is “dissonant harmonies.” The word “dissonant” describes the result when notes are played together that really don’t sound right together. “Harmonies” are notes that do sound right together. The only way “dissonant harmonies” sound

  • Jan2020

    January Pastor’s Message

    January 1, 2020

    “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” That simple phrase has been attributed to many people.  “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” When we walk into a dark room, the first thing we do is turn on the light. When we

  • Nov2019

    December Pastor’s Message

    November 25, 2019

    “The Mystery of Christmas” One reason Sherlock Holmes mysteries have been so popular is that, by the end of the story, the great detective had solved the mystery. Real life is much messier than a Sherlock Holmes story. So much of life remains frustratingly mysterious. The Christmas story is so

  • November Pastor’s Message

    November 11, 2019

    One of Satan’s most devious, and effective, strategies is to put a hint of a lie in a pile of truth. When he approached Eve in the garden, he asked, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” That statement was close to the

  • Oct2019

    I saw a recent statistic:  “Distracted driving causes an accident every 24 seconds.” I wonder how often a “distraction” from our walk with Jesus causes spiritual crashes?  Often Satan’s most effective strategy against us is subtle, and our best defense is “to be alert,” aware of what’s actually going on

  • Sep2019

    September Pastor’s Message

    September 8, 2019

    Satan is a defeated adversary, but he is no fool. Since he can’t defeat God, he tries get at God through us – by distracting us, accusing us, frightening us, lying to us, doing whatever will keep us from spending time with our heavenly Father and helping others come to

  • Aug2019

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  • Jun2019

    July Pastor’s Message

    June 30, 2019

    Over the summer we’ll look at “life experiences” of some of God’s people. Two things their lives demonstrate: Life can be (and often will be) painful, harsh, and unfair. God is faithful to His people, whatever life brings. The most important thing is not “whether bad things happen” (they will)