A Prayer at the Funeral of Diane Perkola

Father in heaven, may your name be revered above every name in this next hour as we remember one of your dear saints, Diane. May your kingdom come and your will be done through every word spoken, memory revisited, and tear shed. We thank you, Father, for Diane Perkola. We know that every good gift … Continue reading A Prayer at the Funeral of Diane Perkola

What to Do Now That Roe Is Gone

By now you’ve heard and/or read many things about the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to deem the previous case of Roe v. Wade unconstitutional. I agree with this decision and am very grateful for this outcome. I hope you are too. My purpose for this post is to share what I’ve found … Continue reading What to Do Now That Roe Is Gone

Biblical Prayers for Those With Health Issues

In my sermon this past Sunday, I mentioned that our real battles as Christians aren’t physical, but spiritual. Ephesians 6:12 says: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” … Continue reading Biblical Prayers for Those With Health Issues

One Thought and Ways to Pray RE: Ukraine

Today as the number of refugees from the Ukraine grows past 2,000,000, I wanted to share with you one thought about God and a few specific ways to pray for what’s going in Ukraine. One Thought First, remember that God is in control of this and He will use this to accomplish His plan, in … Continue reading One Thought and Ways to Pray RE: Ukraine

“Surrender,” An Original Poem by Shannon Arthur

Fellow member of Central Oaks Shannon Arthur texted me this poem yesterday. I asked her if I could share it on today’s blog and she said yes. I thought it would be an encouragement for all of you—and especially those of you that pray for our sister Shannon. Without further adieu, here is “Surrender:” As … Continue reading “Surrender,” An Original Poem by Shannon Arthur

New Prayer Initiative: One Prayer

As I’ve stated several times, God wants us to focus on Jesus this year. As a part of that, I’m starting a prayer routine I want to invite you to join me on. I’m calling it “One Prayer.” “One Prayer” is a 1-minute prayer at 1PM EST for one thing—that God would grow our love … Continue reading New Prayer Initiative: One Prayer

Eating Meals Together Is Biblical

As we start to get Project One Church moving, I wanted to point out that New Testament Christians ate meals together. Here are a few examples: Examples of Christians Eating Together Acts 2:46“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,” … Continue reading Eating Meals Together Is Biblical

My Vision for the First Quarter of 2022

Church family, I know COVID is being crazy again, so if you didn’t get a chance to hear my message from Sunday, please watch it. You can see it on our YouTube channel here. What follows is some of what I shared. After seeking the Lord for several weeks, going back to our Christmas break … Continue reading My Vision for the First Quarter of 2022

Best Christmas Break Ever?

You prayed for me and my family this Christmas break, we can tell. Aside from a very small stomach bug (which only I had for 24 hours), we were completely healthy for our trip to Arkansas. Thank you for praying! In addition to that, the Lord gave us some special moments together that I wanted … Continue reading Best Christmas Break Ever?

Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)

Tomorrow we begin the last day of the month, but the Lord has this day and this month in His hand, like He has had all along. The Lord has kept Elsie Anderson through her recent infection, and we’re grateful to have her for as much time as God allows. The Lord heard our prayers … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)