Give Thanks

The Bible is filled with commands to give thanks to God (Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 1 Chronicles 16:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). Most verses go on to list reasons why we should thank Him, such as “His love endures forever” (Psalm 136:3), “He is good” (Psalm 118:29), and “His mercy is everlasting” (Psalm 100:5). Thanksgiving and praise always go together. We cannot adequately praise and worship God […]

Worship

Dear Church Family, Worship can be defined as “the reverence or adoration that one shows toward something or someone; holding a person or object in high esteem; or giving a person or an object a place of importance or honor.” There are hundreds of scriptures in the Bible that speak about worship and provide guidance as to both who and […]

Emotional Wellness Prayer

Dear God, I come to you asking for your help in keeping me strong and healthy in body, mind and spirit.  I thank you that because you created me you know my inner thoughts.  You know all of my fears, my hopes and my dreams.  You know my past, present and future.  Only you know my personality and you know […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, May 30th. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday in May. It honors those who died serving in the United States military. In the United States, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of the summer season and with Labor Day weekend ending the […]

Of Heretics and Outlaws

Of Heretics and Outlaws – The Edict of Worms Up until 1521, it had been relatively safe to show an interest in the writings and teachings of Martin Luther (1483-1546). When Luther refused to recant his writings in opposition to various doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, the Edict of Worms was signed by Charles V, the Holy […]

INDEPENDENCE?

This month we celebrate our independence. It is a great word, independence; I love how it rolls off one’s tongue.  If we look to Merriam-Webster, we find this   Our country even has a Declaration of Independence. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary […]

Vacation Bible School

Pandemic Edition Remember Vacation Bible School, a time of fun, and sticky hotness, when school was finally out, but there was still something to do? We all gathered together for fun and learning, and art and snack and games. Remember how it didn’t matter what church you actually went to during the school year, you could go to every church’s […]

Pie in the Sky

Pie Pie. Me oh my, Nothing tastes sweet, wet, salty and dry All at once, oh well it’s pie Apple! Pumpkin! Minced an’ wet bottom. Come to your place everyday if you’ve got em’ Pie, Me oh my, I love pie! 1. An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen. 2. Frequent attacks of smiling. 3. […]

The Frittering

Lately I noticed my online game time has been increasing. I would surmise some of you also take time occasionally to play some solitaire, or some matching games, mah-jongg, or maybe even multi player online games. These games can be fun. And I like to test my knowledge and abilities against a machine occasionally. Some games are even good for […]

Biblical Helps during times of Anxiety

Recently, somebody asked me for a list of referenced from the Bible that we can turn to in times of uncertainty and despair. I know what this person was looking for, the problem for me, is how long does this person want this list to be? Of course, I can give you some direction on where to turn in the […]