February 8, 2016

The story is told of a complaining miserable Christian. As was his routine, he began to whine when asked the simple question, “How are you doing?” A wise, Spirit-filled Christian friend led the man to a nearby window. “Look out there,” he said. His depressed and depres...

February 2, 2016

 

 

There was a man in Chicago called Easy Eddie. At the time Al Capone virtually owned the city. Capone was notorious for involving the city of Chicago in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to gambling and murder. Easy Eddie was Capone's lawyer and for a...

January 20, 2016

Beloved of God, as we anticipate God’s blessings in 2016, let us be proactive in what we, as a congregation, can do in The Spirit of Excellence.  Paul’s admonition to the church of Corinth applies to all Christian churches – “For God is not the author of confusion, but...

January 11, 2016

The story is told of a little boy who had to walk every evening past a dark, spooky house on the way home. He could not see past the fence – it was pitch black – and he just knew something would jump out at him.

 

An insensitive friend gave him a stick and said, “Be a m...

December 29, 2015

There was an ancient custom of putting an hour glass into the coffin of the dead to signify that their time had run out. Better to put the hour glass into the hand of every living man, woman and child, and show them the grains of time are slowly but steadily slipping a...

December 20, 2015

    Do you know when was Jesus born? It was not on December 25th. Pope Julius I authorized that date to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353. Christ was born “when shepherds watched their flocks by night.” In other words, His advent was most likely in the...

December 14, 2015

Beloved of God, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! We celebrate the consummation of God’s love for wayward mankind in the birth of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

     The birth of the Incarnate Christ is a mystery too great to understand but essential to belie...

December 7, 2015

Beloved of God, it's the most wonderful time of the year.  Merry Christmas - it is not said enough.  We have replaced these words of grace with the generic salute of "Happy Holidays".  The cardinal colors of the Christmas season are red and green.  The color green repr...

December 5, 2015

Beloved  of God, the story is told of a grandfather going to market with his ten year old grandson.  They both got on the family donkey.  As they passed a crowd someone said, "The weight of those two must be a burden for that poor burrow."  The man overheard and asked...

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