January 29th 2016 1 comment so far
“Many hands make light work.” When I was in high school, my pastor used to say that to us every Sunday. I attended a small church plant that was meeting in a high school cafeteria at the time, so every week, we would have to set up chairs, unload the altar and sound equipment from a few members’ SUVs, and set out all the hymnals, bulletins, and the usual Sunday spread (donuts included)…and then put it all away afterward. While I used to think my pastor’s phrase meant that more help …
January 11th 2016 1 comment so far
I must be the champion of short-term resolutions. I can do anything—for about 30 days. Fueled by excitement, I rapidly gain speed toward a shiny new goal…then just as rapidly tire and give up on it. Even if I do press on, I have lost the spring in my step that I had at the start. Certainly, the beginning of each new year reminds me of this trait in myself, as talk of goals and resolutions flood our lives.
During our first all-staff meeting of 2016, Pastor Chuck shared with us …
December 23rd 2015 No comments yet
The wondrous Gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.”
~O Little Town of Bethlehem, verse three
As the verse above proclaims, when Jesus came to redeem the souls of humankind, He did not come in any extravagant way, …
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