Posts by Mark Casella

Posts by Mark Casella

What does Easter Mean to You?

Today is Easter Sunday. What does that mean to you? For some people Easter is the time where they get together with family who they haven’t seen in a long time. Other people see Easter as the beginning of the spring season and bring out the brighter colors of their wardrobe. For a lot of our families with children, Easter is the weekend we normally spend with Lads to…

Trust in The Lord

In the book of Psalms you will see the word “trust” being used on a repeated basis. As we consider the idea of trust from the book of Psalms, we will notice the different aspects of trust. For example, in Psalm 112:7 we read about reliant trust. A heart that is fixed on trusting God is a reliant heart and a reliant heart is focused on God no matter what. A heart that is…

The Game Called “Learning”

While substituting in a local middle school library a few years ago, a young female student came into the library, sat down at one of several computers, and asked me, “Are there any games on these computers?” To which I replied, “To my knowledge, there is only one game on these computers.” The young lady asked, “Which game would that be?” To which I responded, “The…

Rubik’s Cube Faith

Have you ever just sat down and tried to solve a Rubik’s Cube? For me it’s a very frustrating thing. I can never figure out how to solve the things. It almost always ends up being a bigger mess than it was at the beginning. At most, I might get two sides of a cube solved and the rest is a gigantic puzzle.            …

Comfort Zone Christianity

“And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him” (Lk.5:10-11). Those men went from fishing for a living to fishing for lost souls. I feel certain as they left their boats to become fishers of men, they also left their comfort zone. It makes me…

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here

In 2011, Bryan and Katie Torwalt released the song, “Holy Spirit.” Since then it has been covered by many different artists and is played quite a bit on Christian Radio stations. One of the reasons the Torwalt’s wrote this song was to help encourage people to open their hearts and eyes to the Spirit’s continual, powerful presence in our lives.…

We’re a Part of a Family

            I love getting together with my family and talking about my ancestors and hearing stories about them. Some are funny, some heroic, some you wouldn’t want others knowing about! But sometimes when I’m with my brothers in Texas they will be telling a story about a great uncle or some other relative that I don’t really know. Part of this is…

#Fifth2K21

52 Weeks, 52 Chapter every person should know.             It seems hard to believe but it is almost the New Year. 2020 is just about over (finally) and the New Year brings new opportunities. Growing up I remember Bible Class teachers and the Preacher mentioning that the New Year meant it was time to start a new Bible…

Come to the Table

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To me it is a holiday that brings people together and allows us to take a minute to catch up with each other, especially family. In all of my Thanksgivings, I remember that for almost every single one of them we either traveled somewhere to see family or that family traveled to see us. It was a time where we saw people for maybe…

Blessing Bags

“Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18           This morning we would like to introduce you to, Blessing Bags. Blessing bags contain the basic essentials that someone would need on a daily basis. However, these bags contain much more than the essentials someone may…
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