Today is September 3, 2022, this makes our Psalm readings for the day Psalm 3, Psalm 33, Psalm 63, Psalm 93 & Psalm 123. (To turn that into an IQ test, what would the next Psalm be… if it existed?) Today’s readings come at a time when I have much on my mind and inContinue reading “Praying Scripture: Psalm 33”
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How are you dying?
“How are you doing?” “How was your week?” “What were you up to this week?” These are all common questions that we ask when we see people. They are all basically asking “How are you LIVING?” This week, my wife asked me a very good question. I didn’t give much of an answer at theContinue reading “How are you dying?”
Rhyming Sermon Notes: Philippians 4:10-20
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1 A few days ago we were at a missions conference at Grace Church in Middleburg Heights. At the end of the evening, the leader gave a summary in the form of a rhyme he had written that included manyContinue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: Philippians 4:10-20”
Polyface Farm (Part 1)
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” ~ John 10:10 -11 ~ Polyface Farm, in Swoope, Virginia is probably the most famous farm for sustainable agricultureContinue reading “Polyface Farm (Part 1)”
Faith comes by HEARING
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 This past year our BSF study was going through the People of the Promised Land 1 (Joshua-Solomon). As part of that study, I was blessed with the opportunity to give the lecture on the book of Psalms. Before preparing the lecture,Continue reading “Faith comes by HEARING”
Homiletics Post 1 of 3: My Story
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly… Colossians 3:16a Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 17:11 Hi Elijah & Isaiah, This is for my “buddy buddies” :o) who are nowContinue reading “Homiletics Post 1 of 3: My Story”
Called to Go, Willing to Stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (1)
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. —2 Cor. 5:1 One year ago, Oct. 10th, 2014, we moved out of our rental house after four months of waiting. The reason why IContinue reading “Called to Go, Willing to Stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (1)”
Elyse & Rob’s Story (Engagement Newsletter 2006)
Elyse and I had our wedding on July 23, 2006. This letter looked back at how we met and our friendship deepened. It was our official announcement of our engagement as well as the invitation to our wedding.