Optical Illusions and a Jesus Watermark

Optical Illusions and a Jesus Watermark

There’s one image of Jesus that sort of freaks me out (in a good way!). It’s the optical illusion you may have seen make the rounds in an email forward or on social media. At first glance, it is a rudimentary black & white line drawing of Jesus. You can make out...
Being Known

Being Known

12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am [already] fully known.  –1 Corinthians 13:12 I filled out the 2020 Census today. You can complete it on-line. In less than 15...
Viruses, Vexation and Verses

Viruses, Vexation and Verses

Working in a grocery store during COVID-19 has been quite the experience. I have a front row seat to the human range of emotions, from grateful compassion to downright rude and disrespectful. However, the most prevalent emotion has been fear. It’s why I cannot stock...
Murderous Eyes – Sermon for 3/15

Murderous Eyes – Sermon for 3/15

The following is the sermon by Pastor Ken Haupt which was to be preached during worship on 3/15. We share it here in the hopes that it will allow you to keep your “Eyes On Jesus” as a part of your devotion time at home this week. “The eyes are a window...
Seeing Through Another’s Eyes

Seeing Through Another’s Eyes

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 I wouldn’t exactly call it a “whirlwind romance”,...
All Things Work Together for Our Good

All Things Work Together for Our Good

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 A boy named Joseph (Genesis 37-50) lived many years ago and was a great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great,...
Eyes on Jesus

Eyes on Jesus

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. –Hebrews 12:2 There’s a hymn titled “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” It...
To all my “Ruths”

To all my “Ruths”

So, February is undeniably all about love. Not just any love; romantic love, and around every corner! If I’m honest, as a single, young, twenty-something, it grates on my heart. It’s very easy to throw a pity party! “Woe is me, I’m all alone and everyone is in love...
State of Mind or State of Grace?

State of Mind or State of Grace?

“Age is just a state of mind.” At least that is what we are told! If that’s true, however, I recently found myself in quite “a state” when I had the opportunity to visit my Alma Mater for only the second time since I graduated over 20 years ago. I was back on...
This is not the End of the Story

This is not the End of the Story

“Dear Sisters in Christ,” the email began. The last time I received an email like this, it was to tell me of that a classmate’s husband was now living eternally with Our Father in heaven. I kept reading, “it is with great sadness that I share with you the news that...