Don’t Give Up On You!

This devotion is reaching out to all of you who have had your hearts broken and told you weren’t worth anything. Someone took your dreams and broke your heart and you feel the weight of the world pulling you down. Might have been years ago or the tears are still falling. I won’t tell you…

Love Our Enemies

These past few weeks I’ve found myself caught up in all of the political drama going on in Washington, with the Supreme Court nomination, political drama, and various accusations. If you don’t know about this yet, you will. What has been bothering me throughout the process is the blatant disregard for any sense of dignity,…

Why Do Good Things Happen?

Yesterday marked another anniversary of 9/11 and after that event people flooded into churches and synagogues looking for stability in a world that seemed to have gone out of control. We know life is filled with crisis, trauma and pain, on an individual scale and for a whole country. We get used to the good…

You Can’t Earn This!

This past week my son asked me what Labor Day was all about. It took me a second, barbecues and picnics were the first thing to cross my mind, but then I remembered Labor Day originally started as a protest against unreasonable working hours and no time off for the workers in the factories. There…

Is It Worth It?

I don’t know how it happened! I really don’t! There we were, my wife and I, looking at our calendars for the Fall and the newly registered craziness that was going to be our children’s schedule. “There is an activity almost every night of the week!” “I know!” My wife said, “ugh, why didn’t we…

Who Would You Give Your Future To?

Have you ever read your horoscope or wondered what your sign was? Maybe you thought it wouldn’t hurt to check out some tarot cards or even see what that old Magic 8 ball was all about? All of these methods and so many more of getting some sort of answer about what we want to…

Try Something New!

Our devotion today is from Ephesians 4:25-32. Pastor Paul writes some strong words about how a Christian should not live. He describes their actions this way: They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. Pastor Paul speaks clearly that every practice of impurity does not…

Hard Working?

This past weekend my wife and I have been working our tails off trying to redo our son’s bedroom. We realized pretty quickly that the carpet squares we were using in his room were starting to get moldy! Gross and bad for anyone. So, we have been pulling up carpet squares repainting and putting new…

Breaking Down the Walls

Our reading for this week is from Ephesians 2:14-16. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the…

Does God Have A Plan For You?

God has a plan for you. I hear this phrase often. Many times, when difficult situations arise it will be said, God has a plan for you, or for this situation, or you don’t know what God’s plan is yet. Does God really have a plan for me? Often, this phrase said with a measure…

It’s the little things…

It’s the little things in life, right? Sometimes the devil is in the details and it is the little things that you miss that trip you up. But in a positive light it is also the small things that often mean the most, not the grand gestures as much as the daily caring and love…

Undercover Christian

Are you an undercover Christian?  Hiding out so no one can find you? Our reading this Sunday from John 3 tells the story of Nicodemus, a religious leader who goes to Jesus at night, so he wouldn’t be found out talking to and learning from Jesus. How about you? Do you go to Jesus at…