“The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.” - Revelation 8:4 Dear Friends, This coming Sunday is Pentecost - literally, forty days after Easter. It was Easter that God turned the tables on death, taking on our sin and shame and showing us not only where it leads - but what God is going to do about it! Over the next forty days, as the community of believers heard this good news and encountered the risen Je
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” - Colossians 3:17 Dear Friends, No one wants to sit on the bench. One of the most difficult aspects of being a coach, is having to pull kids out so that others can get in. Nearly every kid that comes off the field is begging to get back in the game the moment they’re out. No one wants to sit on the bench. When I played football, I was willing
“The LORD is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?” - Psalm 27:1 Dear Friends,
The difference between the silently read word and the spoken word is downright startling.
When you and I were learning to read, the first step was that someone - a parent, grandparent, older sibling or teacher would read to us aloud. Then we would begin tackling small, moving on to bigger words, sounding them out an