Imagine being an Israelite around the time of Moses' death. You have heard of how God did amazing things through Moses. The plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the giving of the law, water from a rock (twice!), manna from heaven. It's hard to remember all God did through him. But now he's dead. … Continue reading A Subtle Message from Joshua for Times of Transition
In Sunday’s sermon I shared some counsel for what to do when you’re afraid. I told you all then that I’d put it on my blog if you wanted the references. Here you go! 1. Realize the source of your fear. “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love … Continue reading What to Do When You’re Afraid
Today is the official beginning of a new season of life for many of us. I’m not sure when fall starts, but new routines begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day because that’s when everyone is back in school. Keep the Fortune’s, Walker’s, Riggs’, Wells’, Cox’s, Tehya, and Rose in your prayers as those individuals … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 10)
I know there is so much noise right now about the vaccines for COVID. I hope my blog today doesn’t add to the noise, but bring clarity for some. The reason I’m attempting to address this topic is because of conversations I’ve had with some of you about it. Writing about it provides me with … Continue reading If You Get Vaccinated, Does That Mean You’re Living in Fear?
Only one of you has asked me if I think you should get the vaccine for COVID. So perhaps I’m being presumptuous to assume most of you care much about my counsel on this. If that is the case, feel free to stop reading and move on to something more beneficial, like memes on Facebook. … Continue reading How to Know if You Should Get the COVID Vaccine
Church family, Our enemy knows his time is drawing short. It’s always darkest right before the dawn. Things will go on from bad to worse until the parousia (that’s a word that means “revealing”). He knows he can’t separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. But he can try to immobilize us. … Continue reading One Simple Way to Replace Fear With Peace