Minister Blogs

Joy in the hearts of God’s People

“…how much more…”                  There is joy to be had in life. But it is not something that comes our way accidentally.  Rather, joy is something that we must choose. In fact, it is something that can only be chosen because of faith in Christ. It does not rely upon circumstances and events. Neither tragedy…

hold on tight to all that is truly good

Hold fast to what is good.              With the help of my youngest son, I cleaned out our gutters (again!) this past Monday. There actually was a time when I did this on my own. But having grown older (and maybe wiser?), I do not do it alone anymore. Being effectively empty nesters, it is…

What a mighty God we serve!

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.                  As I mentioned in a…

From Everlasting to Everlasting

If a man promises you something forever, he is playing with the truth. Nothing is forever.             The statement above likely qualifies as proverbial, but it is certainly not from Proverbs. In fact, it is not from scripture at all. It is a quote from a book I recently read (a historical novel, for what…