Avoiding Anxiety

Philippians 4:6 (NIV):  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. The first time I preached I was still an Air Force officer. It was over 35 years ago. The Scripture for my message was the above[Read More…]

Pleasing the Lord

Ephesians 5:10 (NIV):  … find out what pleases the Lord. I’ve been reading through the Bible, cover to cover, for decades. I’ve learned much. The stories are familiar to me. Some of the stories are hard. Some are baffling. Some really hit home. All of them challenge me. I feel[Read More…]

Sharing Burdens

Galatians 6:2 (NIV):  Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  I learned a lot of useful things in the Army. One of my first experiences was at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a new Army Reserve Chaplain. I supported a Summer Camp[Read More…]

Needing Renewal

2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV):  Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. I felt overwhelmed this week. The first Monday of this new year brought with it a list of tasks that were way too much for[Read More…]

Have a Party!

1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV):  So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. What makes a party a party? I know what I think a party is. I had a party with my family on Christmas Day. We were together. We[Read More…]

Why Christmas?

Romans 8:14 (NIV):  For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. What a wonder it is: Celebrating the fact that Jesus was born into this world! It is a season of amazement, with lights, gifts, music, food and family. There is so much[Read More…]

Family Time

Acts 17:30 (NIV):  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. I spent quite a bit of time over the past week in Texas with my family, specifically with my mom, my wife, her mom, my siblings, my children, and[Read More…]

Knowing the Truth

John 18:37 (NIV):  [Jesus speaking], “… the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” I just want to know. Where did the coronavirus really come from? Was it intentional? How many variants are[Read More…]

The Death of My Dad

Luke 24:5 (NIV):  “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” My Dad passed on Monday evening, November 29th, at his home in Texas. I was actually on a FaceTime call with my Mom. I had coordinated with her to call at 8 PM. I was available early,[Read More…]

Being Home

Mark 6:1 (NIV): Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. I will be in my home tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day. After years of living around the world while serving in the military, I now find myself very content with staying put. We will have Debbie’s[Read More…]