Connecting with a New Pastor

          Here's a sample of a nightmare conversation with the new pastor. You:     Come in pastor, would you like something to drink? Him:    Yes, whatever you have is great. You:     (bringing in a glass)   So… ho

Lord, Where’s My Cave??

How many of us have ever been inside a cave? There are many sizes and styles of caves; they can be beautiful, scary, breath-taking, and awe-inspiring. If you do a little bit of research, you will discover that people use caves for any number of things: for protection, for shelter, for warmth, and f

Why Did the LORD Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

A non-believer posed this question to me once, and she was angry as she posed it.  The fact that God hardened Pharaoh's heart confirmed what she suspected already: that God is really just a bully.  Yes, if you picture God as a cosmic Nice Guy, then this scripture will definitely ruin your faith.

A Greatness that Descends

This week’s blog is submitted in remembrance of a dear friend of mine who succumbed to ALS. Dan was a true man of God and is missed by many whose lives he touched. Ron Heisey A Greatness that Descends We were in the middle of a Sunday evening service when a drunk stumbled into the church.

The Life-and-Death Drama of Your Personal Story

True or false: the only people who have a gripping testimony to share are those who spent twenty years on the mission field in Africa, those who were supernaturally delivered from addiction to crack, or those who heard an audible voice call their name and saw a white light at the end of

Why do we make goals?

We need goals, dreams, and we also need game plans for attaining them. Once we know those, we can determine the daily steps we can take to move us forward toward their completion. We measure often and adjust where necessary. Did you know that when NASA sent the Apollo mission to the moon, it was of