I have a specialized weeding tool and last week I just couldn’t find it. But I wasn’t worried, because I was pretty sure I knew where to look....Keep Reading
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Training to become a pilot (in what seems like another lifetime ago) I was quickly taught that you cannot control what is outside the cockpit. You can only prepare on how you could respond. Metaphorically it has proven to be an outstanding life lesson if you substitute “your heart” for “cockpit.”...
Many years ago, an older pastor, Dick Kaufmann, spent time with me, helping me grasp Grace. Counterintuitive does not even begin to capture my experience. Many of our natural instincts are put totally out of sorts by the LORD’s ways, especially our motivations for performance and earning. ...
What is the earliest motivation you can recall in your life? When can you remember being really motivated (or deeply frustrated if you had failed) toward a goal or an outcome?...
After being assigned to teach the book of Romans to illiterate monks in his monastery, Martin discovered the Gospel of Grace by faith alone. What reverberated from this work of God in his heart has literally transformed all of Western history and much of the known world....
In school, I was never a fan of having to do book reports. The reading I never minded, but the effort to summarize what I read was always an enormous struggle. Now I’ve grown appreciative of a helpful summary – which is all I want to do for you today....
Obviously, our country is divided. Many will see this as a surprising new concern, and some will see this as a long-standing cancer. ...Keep Reading
Our elders met last night to vote and approve our plans for resuming corporate worship in person on June 7. ...Keep Reading
“Others can. You can’t.” I bet I heard that 100 times from my parents when I was growing up....Keep Reading
I ran across this very helpful article. And rather than summarize, or just quote portions, I thought it best to simply include the entire thing. ...Keep Reading
What do you do when your distinctive identity (for centuries even) gets stripped away? ...Keep Reading
Discussions of the current Coronavirus are getting as partisan as were discussions of the economy or other matters from just a few months ago, B.C. (Before COVID-19)...Keep Reading
It’s not every day that I get to be in a conference call with a senator, but I was invited into call yesterday with Florida Senator, Marco Rubio....Keep Reading
When the Communists won control of China in 1949, many pastors were jailed or executed, and many churches were closed....Keep Reading