September 28, 2016

Everything we see and most everything we do in life revolves around dreams of making money and having a safe and secure place to live. Security and safety, however, are only an illusion for nothing is permanent here on earth. In the twinkling of an eye, all the money in the world can vanish in a second. Jesus told his disciples not to worry about tomorrow because he knew that worry is a constant when it comes to any lasting… Read more

September 17, 2016

  John, the apostle, gives testimony Jesus who died and was raised from the dead is God! I have seen the Son of God and walked and talked with him in real time. The bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Near the end of his life he declares once again for those who doubt Jesus is both God and man, he affirms with the other disciples; we have seen… Read more

August 13, 2016

Our minds are always dealing with thoughts causing panic and anxiety. We are overwhelmed with thoughts of darkness and death causing deep fear for our survival. Our thoughts and feelings rob us of any hope for living life. We wonder is there any way out of the palpable despair we feel in our soul. Yes, there is! Stop and take a deep breath and realize the everlasting God of the universe is not surprised and unaware of your condition and… Read more

July 8, 2016

“The events in the world today have the power to paralyze us with feelings of intense sorrow and even anger for those involved in the senseless violence we see from our brothers and sisters. Lord, help us remember we are called to be peacemakers and resist the temptation of letting the darkness make us victims too by choosing sides.” Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Read more

July 3, 2016

In the violent history of mankind and current day terrorism, there is an ongoing question humanity ponders, where is God? In World War Two six million Jews were killed at over a thousand concentration camps. The more well-known were Dachau, Buchenwald, and Treblinka where eight hundred and fifty thousand souls perished. However the most notorious was Auschwitz where in less than five years the Nazis murdered over a million people. Auschwitz survivor fifteen-year-old Elie Wiesel arrived in the late spring… Read more

June 27, 2016

When asked what I enjoy most being a pastor I say the honor given me to listen to the stories of everyday people. I hear the secrets and struggles that not even family members may have heard. I let each one know how deeply touched I am that they would entrust me with their deepest thoughts. So I get to share the love of God with those who never had a friend who cared enough to listen without trying to… Read more

June 19, 2016

In the gospel of John Jesus asks an age old question to a paralyzed man, “Do you want to get well?” The harsh reality is many people have lost hope to make any lasting changes in their life to get well. The reason is change and lasting transformation in our life is a challenging and painful struggle. Change occurs when something motivates us to leave our past life behind because something is so painful, we seek any means to escape… Read more

June 12, 2016

Silence brings peace and healing to my troubled mind. Swirling thoughts out of control bouncing around in my head rob me of any joy. Christ bids me come and sit by the still waters and find rest for my weary soul. He proclaims I am here waiting for you in my mercy and love.  No need for anxiety and preoccupation with the things of the world. I invite you to center your heart on me and come into the silence of… Read more

May 12, 2016

Scott Owens is a big man with a bigger heart. Scott in his heyday could hit a softball a mile, but near his 50th birthday, he suffered a heart attack while driving at work. After nine days on a ventilator he opened his eyes and with his wife Cathy standing on one side of his hospital bed and me on the other, I asked, “Scott can you blink your eyes as a sign you hear us.”  As he opened and… Read more

May 1, 2016

Attending the University of Arkansas, there was an all you can eat Tuesday night pizza buffet. It was nearly forty years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. It was not the pizza or low price that stands out today. It was the Razorback basketball game I attended after consuming far too many slices of pizza. I do not remember who won or lost the game because all I wanted was some relief from too much pizza and the beverages… Read more

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