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Christmas is Coming!

I know that today is Thanksgiving eve, but next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent... a time of anticipation, waiting, and preparing. So, I sit here this morning thinking about all the things that come to mind with Christmas just a little over four weeks away.

Christmas is Coming!2021-11-30T19:53:10+00:00

The Greatest of These

There are times in our lives that we just need to slow down and assess where we are and where we are headed. We get so consumed with things, schedules, appointments, and going that we lose sight of what God intended for our lives to be. Thanksgiving

The Greatest of These2021-11-30T19:54:21+00:00


I originally made this post four years ago. Time passes quickly, and little girls start maturing into young ladies. But through it all, these truths remain the same.,. At the very base of our being is the need for relationships. And, friendship is at the top of



One of my ongoing thoughts and reminders is that Jesus tells us to “go.” So much so that several years back and on the urging and a dare from some young adults I serve, I got a small tattoo of “go…” on the inside of my left



One of the great things I get to do in my ministry is interact with folks of all ages. A few years ago I really enjoyed a group of young adults from our church for whom I had the pleasure of leading a Bible Study. We studied


Just Do It

I woke up early morning with thoughts about why we, and more specifically me, are here today. I know that God’s original dream for this world was the Garden of Eden. It was a world that was made to his glory with His intent for it to

Just Do It2021-11-10T20:59:06+00:00

Stay Faithful

I have thought a great deal recently about the other gods we serve in our lives, not the only GOD. There is not a day that goes by that I do not see on FB or the internet stories and tales of people serving everything but the

Stay Faithful2021-11-05T18:00:52+00:00

Start With Me

As we are rapidly approaching the close of another year, I give thought about what I should do to be a better Christian and example for others. I once saw a bumper sticker that said “Start With Me God,” and this simple statement made me do some

Start With Me2021-11-05T18:02:18+00:00

Faith in Action

Today Shaeffer’s Chapel loaded our boxes and dresses for children in El Salvador that are being distributed by Kendrick Ministries. We are grateful for our partners, John & Robbie Triplett, who are taking the boxes and dresses to their shipping point. Special thanks to all our faithful

Faith in Action2021-10-30T20:28:25+00:00


Have you ever had days when it seems that you never do anything right? No matter how hard you try, there is always someone that is quick to point out your shortcomings or at a minimum, their perception of what your shortcomings are. When this happens, most

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