1. Teaching Our Children Diligently
    02 Jul, 2018
    Teaching Our Children Diligently
    And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 I took a brief break from writing pastoral ponderings last week for several reasons.  The main reason was our VBS was off the chain, yo!  Speaking of VBS, we had some great volunteers who spent a lot of time and energy to help around a
  2. Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross, Follow Jesus
    28 Aug, 2017
    Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross, Follow Jesus
    And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23 Recently, I heard a pastor say that he hates it when he hears other pastors proclaim, "All you have to do is believe."  This pastor said that statement is well-meaning, but it cheapens the life of discipleship Jesus calls us to. While I may not be quite as critical of those kinds of statements as he is, I hear what he is saying. We should always remember that faith