I saw it laying on the ground, a coin, just a simple little coin. Only worth .25 cents. But written on it are some momentous words, “In God We Trust”. Whoa! Think about this for a minute. On the very currency we use in America to trade and buy goods is a statement saying we … More In Whom Do I Trust?
Do you remember back in grade school when you exchanged items for lunch? Did you ever trade your orange for a cookie? Perhaps you traded your sandwich for chips? Well, some people treat Love like that. Let me explain. Basically people treat LOVE as an exchange. I love you if you…. or I love you … More I Love You and You Love Me!
I have noticed lately how many people proclaim what they are AGAINST. It’s not too difficult to see this manifest through the election season. I always find it fascinating how passionate people are for what they are AGAINST. Why does it seem easier to rant and rave about all that’s wrong with _____________ (fill in … More What Are You FOR??
Recently I visited my parents. It takes about 3 ½ hours to get there by car so I don’t get to go as often as I would like. The visits are always full of mixed emotions. My parents are both in their 80’s and my dad has dementia that requires he live in a care … More A Life Well Lived!
Have you ever been on a road, trail, or any adventure where you’ve never been before? Perhaps even in the dark or bad weather? Well, let me tell you from personal experience it’s not that fun. Not knowing where the path or road leads can cause fear, distress, and even anxiety. However, if you are … More Where Am I Going?
I want to do great things! I want to change the world by magnificent acts of kindness! I want to leave a huge legacy of honesty and love for my children and grandchildren! But today I somehow managed to buy a can of cat food while buying ingredients for a family dinner! I should make … More What did I just do?
If you have, or have ever had, obstacles in your way to what you know you should be accomplishing, then you need to hear this word! All obstacles are a LIE. Pastor Jim reminds us that everything the Lord purposes for us to accomplish will require a real cost. We, as followers of Christ, must believe that … More SUNDAY, JAN 31, 2016 – CROSSROADS
So, the other day I was driving into work when I noticed a cute, hairy, big, dog hanging out of the window of the car in the left lane. The dog’s large ears were flapping in the wind and his tongue was hanging out of his mouth. I was so focused on this cute dog … More Look at That…
In my years as a pastor, I have noticed how easy it is to talk to someone about what Jesus is doing in their life. But this week Pastor James reminded me that God leads a people into new lands. Not individuals, but His people! The bride of Christ has been in disunity over many things. But … More Jan. 24, 2016 Sermon Series: Crossroads
I don’t know about you but I love fresh fruit. No canned fruit for me. And if I can get something straight off the tree or bush all the better! Growing up in the Puyallup valley I ate my share of fresh blueberries, raspberries, apples, and blackberries. To this day I can smell and taste … More Fresh Fruit