November 30, 2019

Prepare the Way

"Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for Him."
- Luke 3:4

I spent much of yesterday and early today cleaning house with my family.  We took down fall/Thanksgiving decorations.  We said "hasta lavista" to all of our usual decor, and we put up...

November 9, 2019

"But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord
for the Lord has been good to me."
- Psalm 13:5-6


I attended Exploration 2019 last weekend as the Vocational Discernment Coordinator for the Northern Illinois Conference....

September 14, 2019

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members....

August 31, 2019

"Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering,
persevere in pra...

August 16, 2019

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
 

Often I have the not so polite habit of eavesdropping when I am in public places. Today during my Starbucks hours...

August 7, 2019

"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it;
if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it."

- 1 Corinthians 12:26

No one can do everything.
Everyone can do something.

The shootings in Texas and Ohio have captured the attention of our nation.  Once again, we...

July 12, 2019

"Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting."

- Psalm 139:23-24

I was visiting a church member recently.  She hadn't seen me in several months and asked me an AMAZ...

July 4, 2019

"If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."

- 2 Chronicles 7:14

There was a power-outage in Minooka following s...

June 28, 2019

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, 
you did it to me."

- Matthew 25:40

Several weeks ago, our church celebrated children during our 2019 Vacation Bible School.  We sang and played with them.  We laughed and goofed around with them.  We re...

May 24, 2019

“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." 
- Mark 10:14


What does it mean to have faith like a child?
Does it require wearing pigtails or picking your nose (in public)?
At what point do adults lo...

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