23 Nov, 2020



I know that we are just on the verge of Thanksgiving, 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

19 Oct, 2020

Pastor Appreciation


Someone, somewhere decided that October should be Pastor Appreciation Month.  And, yesterday, Pam and I were honored by our loving church family at Shaeffer’s Chapel.  While this is greatly appreciated, it is far surpassed by the support we get throughout the year by those faithful, steady, caring

Pastor Appreciation2020-10-20T13:05:22+00:00
6 Oct, 2020



Sunday morning my sermon was centered on the mistakes we make in life, especially some I have made.  I cited several Scriptural references that warn against mistakes and the type of mistakes we make. I felt led to share these thoughts because I recently had a conversation

16 Sep, 2020

Set Your Minds


Last night as I sat quietly in pensive thought, I found a quote that I posted earlier by Jayson Engay: “Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place.” We all need time

Set Your Minds2020-09-16T20:21:24+00:00
12 Sep, 2020

Skin Cancer


I started to not write this because it could easily be misconstrued as attention seeking or even wanting pity. But please believe me that neither are my motive. I just really want you to know what sun tanning and sun worship can do to you - not

Skin Cancer2020-09-14T21:40:07+00:00
11 Sep, 2020

Psalms 72


psalm 72 addresses earthly kings & our heavenly king! David’s son (Solomon) is praying to God and asking that He gives justice and righteousness to an earthly king! Solomon reminded me tonight that i serve the king of kings and He is filled with goodness, justice, and

Psalms 722020-09-11T18:21:01+00:00
28 Aug, 2020

Are You Willing?


Those of us who profess to be Christians need to deny ourselves and live the life that Jesus gave us as an example. There can be no misunderstanding…..we Christians are called to deny self.  That is one of the hardest concepts that we want to grasp.  It

Are You Willing?2020-08-28T13:42:17+00:00
18 Aug, 2020

Ordinary People


We live in a world where independence and individuality are preached by many. But working with others is necessary and important, even in our differences. As a Christian I must consider how remarkable it is that Jesus’ twelve disciples worked so well together, especially considering the significant

Ordinary People2020-08-18T20:11:55+00:00
3 Aug, 2020

Good Friends


Sunday afternoon my phone rang, and it showed a call coming in from Wales. My heart quickened a little because I instinctively knew what I was preparing to hear. The call was from Jennifer Morland, daughter of Jackie Ford, my lifelong friend. Just as I had thought

Good Friends2020-08-18T20:08:28+00:00
28 Jul, 2020

Faith That Works


This past Sunday my sermon was based on scriptures from the Book of James, the brother of Jesus. The entire book is a wonderful lesson on what it takes to have real faith and be a caring Christian. James tells us that a real faith controls the

Faith That Works2020-08-18T20:05:19+00:00
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