Strength for the Journey (Page 2)

This Holiday Season…

The holiday season is kind of a mixed bag for pastors.  I put a lot of pressure on myself to create meaningful worship experiences and offer reflections on our timeless story of the Christ-Child that was born that first Christmas.  Before the kids came along it was easier to justify such narrow minded focus on…

Unity and Christian Maturity

Unity is one of the goals of Christian maturity. As I’ve witnessed Christians looking to make their point and be right by proving others wrong it seems that we are willing to treat others this way regardless of where they are in Christ. In treating those that aren’t Christian with such an attitude we may…

Winners and Losers

Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons. Political advertisements is not one of them. I understand the reality that in political races you one winner, and by necessity that means you also have losers. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that more and more of the political races have more to…

Standing Strong When Life is Hard

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the…