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A powerful message can be found in a humble setting

December 26, 2015 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told the. more »»

Faith is abandoned because they believe it’s not durable

December 19, 2015 Proverbs 22:6 — “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. more »»

Shine your own light outward to meet the Light

December 12, 2015 How many of you wanted a night light in your bedroom when you were little? Did you see monsters looming in the dark? Were you afraid of the “wolfses” (as my brother used to say), lurking in dark... more »»

Reliance upon God is the only way to victory

December 5, 2015 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. — Ephesians 6:10 One of the first songs a child learns in church is “Jesus loves m. more »»

It is never too late to thank God for his abundance

November 28, 2015 On this Thanksgiving weekend, we are able to reflect on celebrations that center around the abundance of food, family and love most of us are privileged to share. more »»

Do we need to reorganize our lives to change our priorities?

November 21, 2015 I stopped for lunch the other day at my favorite Asian restaurant and when I received my bill, I was given my fortune cooki. more »»

Music teacher gives students a voice workout

November 21, 2015 FREEPORT, Ill. (AP)—Aquin Catholic fifth-graders sing for their new music teacher Heidi Spotts-Manthey with fervor. more »»

Simply be still and know that he is God

November 7, 2015 My dad and I had an interesting relationship. We could sit together in the same room for hours reading the newspaper without saying much, but I remember the richness of that time. more »»

Think about the religious significance of Halloween

October 31, 2015 Sunday, October 18 was Laity Sunday in the Methodist Church. At both of the churches I serve, the lay ministers presented wonderful old-fashioned hymn sing services, but with a fascinating twist. more »»

God feeds us what we need even in the darkest times

October 24, 2015 “Then Jesus declared, I am the Bread of Life. They who come to me will never go hungry and they who believe in me will never be thirst. more »»

Faith is the key when it comes to religious beliefs

October 17, 2015 Certainty of belief. Folks from all walks of life claim it, from atheist to fundamentalist Christian, and from partisan Democrat to partisan Republican. more »»

Silent Saturday is a time of fear and dread

October 10, 2015 October is domestic violence awareness month. more »»

Forgiveness and transformation is never impossible for God

October 3, 2015 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. more »»

God cannot be appraised but his love is priceless

September 26, 2015 On the television show “Antiques Road Show” people bring older items that might be of some value to an event in order to have their things appraise. more »»

Do your job without discriminating against others

September 19, 2015 Kim Davis. I’m sure most of you have heard her name recently in the news. She is the clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gays. more »»

Are you giving thanks to the Creator of the bounty?

September 12, 2015 Last evening I attended a brief worship service at a church in my community. more »»

How will you expend your time, energy, talent?

September 5, 2015 Come, labor on. Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain while all around us waves the golden grain? And to each servant does the Savior say “Go work today.” Come, labor on. more »»

Take the time to reflect and own up to your shortcomings

August 29, 2015 In 1965, a band called The Byrds released a song with lyrics from Ecclesiastes (3:1-8): “To everything (Turn, turn, turn)/There is a season (Turn, turn, turn)/ And a time for every purpose under... more »»

Choose ways for children to experience God’s love

August 22, 2015 “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’” (Matthew 19:14) We worry about our children. more »»



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