What’s the big deal about Easter? Photo by David Dibert on Pexels.com Perhaps as you’ve scrolled through your news feed over the past several days, you’ve been pondering that question a lot. Why all of these posts? Why all of these events? Why all of this invitation to go to church to worship on Easter … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Easter?
“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” -Matthew 23:11-12 (ESV) Do you ever feel small in comparison to the world’s problems? If so, you’re not alone. In a world filled with so many daunting and overwhelming heartaches, difficulties, and challenges, its … Continue reading Matthew 23:11-12: “The Power of Service – An MLK Day Devotional”
Like many special days, national holidays, and periods of celebration, Mother’s Day has an interesting history. The movement to establish a day to recognize and celebrate the impact and influence of mothers in the United States began in the late 19th century as a result of the work of two women: Ann Reeves Jarvis and … Continue reading Thoughts on Mother’s Day
As I write this, I have been reflecting on 2017 and the many things that have taken place in my life, the life of my family and my church, and others around me during the past year. The past year contained many blessings, as well as many challenges. As we shortly turn the page and … Continue reading Facing the Unknown: Thoughts on a New Year