Lessons from the Garden

Lessons from the Garden

Do you have a green thumb? I think I have a brown one. I’ve tried to plant a garden for several years beside our house. But it just doesn’t do very good. I don’t think I have the knowledge nor the patience to have a good garden. It’s a lot...
Grow Up! A call to spiritual maturity

Grow Up! A call to spiritual maturity

I love family. Sometimes it’s great. Sometimes it’s not so great. Like the time after church when we were deciding what restaurant to visit. Some wanted to go to McDonalds. Others wanted to go to Taco Bell. No one would give in. Everybody was arguing. So I...
Holy Spirit and Unity

Holy Spirit and Unity

A favorite Peanuts comic shows Linus watching TV. His sister, Lucy, demands he change the channel. Linus asks her, “Give me one good reason I should change the channel.” Lucy responds, “I’ll give you five… one, two, three, four,...
The Power of the Cross to Unite

The Power of the Cross to Unite

It is said that when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750s, Admiral Phipps, commander of the British fleet, was told to anchor outside Quebec. He was given orders to wait for the British land forces to arrive, then support them when they attacked...
Is your life a beautiful mess?

Is your life a beautiful mess?

Recently my seven grandchildren were at our house and made a mess. But it was a beautiful mess. I made them clean the mess up. But I would rather have a mess with them then a perfect life without them. I think that’s the way God feels about us. We can sure make...