Jesus said in John 10:10, "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." Abundant life! Not a ho-hum or mediocre life, but an abundant life! Think about this as you continue your Lenten journey that does not end at the cross, but at an
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Not long ago in worship we discussed how baptism brings us into the fellowship of believers and makes us “official” with the church. I tried to delineate the different views and beliefs about baptism that are present throughout the many Christian denominations. And although differences, some major,
Too often I look back on life with some trepidation that I did not accomplish all that I wanted to or complete all the goals I set. At the same time, I am excited that I accomplished some great things that I did not plan or anticipate.
I have been blessed in my life to know many people that have talents that often make others envious. You know folks like that. They can sing like an angel; paint pictures that look more realistic than the actual subject; mesmerize listeners with their eloquent speeches; play
One of my most treasured books in my personal library is an 1890 Book of Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Upon seeing my collection of old religious books in my home library, a young person once asked me why I wanted them. That made me remember
Lent is a time to pause and reflect, a time to seek repentance. It is a time for us to do our best to be more like Jesus. To achieve that, we must decide for ourselves who He is and what that means to us. In Matthew
Our country is on the verge of the possibility of a political revolution and now war in Europe that can dismantle and change the freedoms we enjoy forever. Nobody wants to think that a government or leader could possibly decide to kill innocent citizens but under communist
Over the years I have had the pleasure and honor in life to spend time with some older, dear people. Normal, regular folks that when passed on the street most of us would not give them a second glance. It is in times of one on one
Almost daily we see our friends and family putting themselves in situations that should have been avoided. How many times have you thought or said, “He (or she) was in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Or maybe you have had that thought about yourself. No
Just when you think you have life figured out or things seem to be going smooth, reality hits you in the face. Things you hoped for do not happen; things you did not want to happen, do; and, you are on a journey in which the only