Hardship with Gratitude

I’m pretty sure this meditation is going to sound crazy to start with, but please stick with me.  We can be grateful for the hardships in our life.  I’m going to say that again. We can be grateful for the hardships in our life.  First, what I’m not saying. When I make that statement, I’m notContinue reading “Hardship with Gratitude”

Living Life Together is Hard, These 3 Things Can Help You Right Now!

Living Life Together is Hard, These 3 Things Can Help You Right Now! This past weekend I was privileged to share God’s Word and blessing at a wedding. They’re young and they are really just in the beginning of what it means to live life together. There will be ups and downs and all sortsContinue reading “Living Life Together is Hard, These 3 Things Can Help You Right Now!”

7 Reasons to Love Worshipping Together

Why do we worship together? The Lord commanded us to. Not because God needs our worship but we need to be in worship with a church family, because… -In worship is where God has promised to meet you through His Word and through His Sacraments. -you grow in your trust and knowledge of who GodContinue reading “7 Reasons to Love Worshipping Together”

Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…

A man clad only in boxer shorts stopped a thief from stealing his car in southern Norway – by clinging on to the roof in a hair-raising ride at -17C. Police say the owner was left “pretty bloody” after the car crashed into a safety barrier on a bridge. A suspect has been taken into policeContinue reading “Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…”

House of Grace (or where you live in your faith life actually matters)

Being a landlord is an adventure I never wanted to experience but one that was thrown upon me by necessity. We bought our house in New Jersey before the financial bubble burst with every intent of staying there for a very long time but both God and life, as happens, had other plans. But thenContinue reading “House of Grace (or where you live in your faith life actually matters)”

Peace Together (or Zombie Christmas…)

Cincinnati Ohio was in the international headlines on BBC and CNN news. The headline says, “Zombie Nativity Scene draws ire in Ohio.” If you were to visit the front yard this display is in you would see three Zombie wise men, a Gloria Zombie Angel and Zombie Mary and Joseph looking down upon their zombieContinue reading “Peace Together (or Zombie Christmas…)”

Quiet and Dignified Kind of Life

“that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”      I Timothy 2: 2b There was a small picture hanging in my grandmother’s kitchen that I’ve been looking at since I was a small child and it now hangs in my workshop at home. You may have seen thisContinue reading “Quiet and Dignified Kind of Life”


I’m thinking about never eating cake again. Well, probably not never, probably will have some this weekend at a birthday party, but at least never see cake the same way again. Maybe you’ve heard about the whole Christian baker not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding because she felt it was againstContinue reading “Cake…”

The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants…

“The heart wants what the heart wants.” Happy Valentine’s Day for all of you this month of February, here’s a question for you, is that true that the heart wants what the heart wants? If it is, do we have to do what the heart wants? Usually when this is said it is said asContinue reading “The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants…”