Posts from October 2017

Posts from October 2017

Happy Fall!

What a week!  First of all, I’d like to say a big thank you to Mandy Cline and Glenda Fannon for all the work they put in to plan and organize our Fall Festival!  Also, I am so grateful for everyone else that bought supplies, brought things from home, ran the different booths (especially Jane for risking traumatic head injuries as the kids whipped their ‘clothes pin…

Teach a Child While They are Young

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Being a Daddy is pretty cool. It also comes with a lot of challenges and things you wouldn’t think of before. Emmett is always teaching me something new. It might be how I interact with him or how I need to treat him in different situations. Right now he is obsessed…

Common Ground

Being a minister is interesting. You meet a lot of different people who have different backgrounds and are from all over the place. There are meaningful conversations to be had everywhere and new beginnings to create. But you also hear questions and comments. One of the ones that I have heard a lot in the last year is that “The Bible doesn’t apply to me because it doesn’t…

Abiding in Christ

In John 15:1-17, Jesus speaks to us about abiding in Him. He draws a beautiful picture of an olive vine with its many branches. We expect to see each branch filled with beautiful fruit but it’s not. Instead, we are confronted with branches that are failing to produce, branches that have the potential to bear fruit, but for some reason they are empty. He then tells us how…