But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training […]
It occurred to me this week how much my dentist reminds me of God. Before you accuse me of blasphemy, give me a chance to explain! My dentist is certainly a good and Godly man and I respect him greatly, but I am not equating him directly to the creator of the universe or looking […]
This past weekend I took a few days off to meet some friends from Atlanta in St. Louis to cycle the Katy Trail. It’s a 240 mile “rails to trails” project (www.railstotrails.org) that took a derelict railroad route and turned it into a gem of a gravel trail running parallel to the Missouri River. People […]
Are you a “glass half-full” kind of person or a “glass half-empty” kind of person”? While I generally endeavor to view life from an optimistic perspective, I confess that I am finding that more difficult these days. Lately, I tend to focus on the empty space in that proverbial glass and on what is missing […]
Patience wearing thin? Tired of pandemic restrictions or children at home all day? In this week’s blog post, Pastor Tom points us to the power of patience in dealing with circumstances beyond our control.
T minus 8 days. That is what we have left with our first born before she leaves home and travels more than 800 miles away to begin college. She is ready and I am excited for her. I am grateful for all the ways the Lord has worked in and through her over these past […]
Pastor Tom challenges us to consider how we are adding beauty and value to our lives and the lives of those around us.
I was perusing social media the other day and came across a post that was simply a picture with text that struck me. Unfortunately, it didn’t strike as profound but as wrong. The text read, “This is America… we have a virus…but 99% of those who contract it will survive. We have some racists…but 99.95% […]
What does your soul need right now? If you were to put pen to paper or finger tips to keyboard, what would be the content of your prayers to Jesus?
This past week we’ve seen the idea of identity made raw in our lives. From the death of Mr. George Floyd to the subsequent marches on behalf of black Americans, the idea of identity (among other things) is front and center. And it should be. There are systemic problems in our society and institutions that […]