Victory in Jesus

All this week, communities in the US are enjoying fireworks celebrating and showing pride in our country. Our country has many wonderful blessings and many difficult challenges, and I think we get lost in much of the conflict that goes on 24/7 on the news channels. But that mirrors our personal lives, often we have…

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…

Are You A Fighter?

It’s time to fight. Think of these as marching orders from I Timothy 6.  But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. This only makes sense when you realize there is an enemy that wants to kill you,…

Building Sand Castles…

  For me, it was a little bit disconcerting seeing things that I had bought, used, cleaned, taken care of and would have been unhappy if they broke, on our church rummage sale table selling for a buck or two this past week. We’ve been here in Ohio for just over three years now and…

3 Valuable Ways For Christians To Use Their Bodies

What you do with your body actually matters. Okay, I know this one is going to sound obvious. We are so fitness crazy, working out, eating healthy, listening to nagging doctors about losing weight (I know they mean well…) being careful about what we put into our bodies, people. Most of it is good advice,…

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 God…

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 police…