Contributed on Jan 8, 2013
We have a fascination with stars. But have you ever hitched yor life to one?
“Faith-Full Living: Hitch Your Life to a Star” Numbers 24:15-19; Mt. 2:1-12; “Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are; Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky; Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.” “Star ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2013
We say we believe that God is in control. But do we really believe it?
“Faithful Living: In the Year of Our Lord” Matthew 2:13-23 A few years ago Twila Paris recorded a sing entitled “God is in Control.” It was quite a testimony and many of us sang along with gusto and conviction! It stated musically what we believe theologically - that “No matter what, God is in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2013
Since we live in the midst of so much abundance, do we begin to think that we do not need to keep God around?
“Faith-Full Living: Keeping God Around” Lk. 1: 26-38 (Gen. 22:1-19) Perhaps you recall the story. It was one of those innocent questions children raise. “Mommy, if the stork brings babies, if Santa Claus brings our presents, if the Lord gives us our daily bread and Uncle Sam ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2013
What do you have of value? When we have Jesus, there is great value ion what we have.
“The Miracle in What You Have” Acts 3:1-26 What do you have of value? Consider the following first-person account. “Bad luck – the light turned red, and I was trapped standing at the corner. I prayed for it to change quickly. He was standing too close to me. And besides, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 6, 2013
We can rise above our current crisis by opening up our eyes of faith.
“Faith-Full Living: Oh Say Can You See?” 2 Kings 6:8-23 Imagine tonight’s Super Bowl. Let’s say every play the Baltimore Ravens run is perfectly defended; therefore nothing works for them. It’s as if the Forty-Niners always know what’s coming. In fact, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2013
If we really knew God, we'd be radically different people.
“Faith-Full Living: If We Really Knew God” Phil. 3:1-16 As a 6th grader our son Kevin was incapacitated by a constant headache for almost a year. During that time someone would occasionally say, to me or Barb, something like, “It must be tough taking care of him and still ...read more