Being thankful all year

I like Thanksgiving Day. I like the family gatherings, the fun and the food. But there’s more to true thanksgiving than family and food. We can be and should be thankful for them, but true thanksgiving is not a one day a year thing, even if the purpose of that one day is to look back on the year that has passed and realize how blessed we have been during the year. Read More…

God Is Good All The Time and All The Time God Is Good!

The visiting preacher started his lesson each night with this quote, "God is good all the time and all the time God is good". Read More…

I Struggle

Why does God allow us to struggle in the first place? It is the struggle that increases our strength and Christ’s strength in us. “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. Read More…

No Pain, No Gain

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Read More…

Lessons From Granddad and His Sheep - "Desiring a Flock"

One thing that is very obvious from watching sheep is that sheep desire to be in a flock – to be a part of the group or their community. Sheep do not want to be alone, or by themselves. If you watch a flock of sheep in a pasture, you will notice how closely they graze to one another. There may be acres and acres in the field, but all the sheep will be grazing within a small area – together. Read More…