Connecting with Mark

Connecting with Mark

Where Is My Lane? by Neal Thurman

Perhaps it is difficult from time to time to not be who we have always been. Are the words of Peter in John 21:21 remarkable to anyone else? Remember the setting, Jesus has just put Peter through a difficult, yet tender, test by asking the apostle of his love for his Lord three times (John 21:15-17). This was then followed by the sobering prophecy which spoke to the…

Building on the Rock

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24           This past week we began our Wednesday Night VBS for the month of July. Our theme is “Under Construction: Building on God’s Purpose for my Life”. This past week we looked at…

What! It’s VBS 2021?!?!

Summer time has come. With summer time comes lots of fun things. Family vacations, beach trips, youth group days, late sleepy mornings, and lots of adventures are all expected with summer time. One of those things that is quickly barreling down the tracks like a runaway freight train is VBS!             This year VBS…

If it Felt like a Spider Web

Entering the backdoor of the church building last week, I walked into a spider web that stretched across the full width of the entry way. I instantaneously lurched backward, thrashed my head from side-to-side, spun around, flailed my arms about spasmodically, and barked out an incomprehensible utterance. Fortunately, no one was around to view this display of manliness and…

Celebration Graduation!

Another school year has come and gone. Just like every year there are obstacles that arise that must be conquered, dreams that are becoming more of a reality, and the results of years of hard work are seen. Today we want to celebrate with our Graduates their successes and for reaching the mile stone in life of graduating! To all of our students, you have made it to the…

A Salute to our Graduates

Next Sunday we are celebrating our High School and College Graduates for this year. Graduation is a big accomplishment! This week more information about our Graduates will be emailed to you. It’s the end of years of study. It is the beginning of new adventures and phases of life. As we approach Graduation week for many of the High Schooler’s, take a look at some…

Lord, Help Me to Be Like The Coffee Bean!

There was once a daughter who complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it, and wanted to give up. She was tired of all the fighting and struggling. It seemed as though in solving one problem, two more would arise.           Her father, who was a…

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…