You are God’s delight

“Others say what they want about you. Remember that what God has already said about you is what matters most: you are God’s delight.”

You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.

–Isaiah 62:4

Stay blessed…john

Faith & Giving

What you give to & how you give for others when you don’t think you have enough is a true sign of the kind of faith you have.

He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny.Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’

Mark 12:41-44

Stay blessed…john

Make That Change, Or Not

You can’t always make a change, but you can always make a difference (Luke 19:7-10). This is the message that came to me after I learned I’d be moving churches this year.  You see, there are things at my current church I know need to change.  These are things that would catapult the members into fruitful ministry.  Some of them would entail major changes to the way the church thinks and acts.  Others would be minor changes that…..

Where does the comma belong?

For the last couple of weeks, our church has hosted this year’s Lenten soup dinner and worship. There have been 60+ people that have attended each week, mostly Lutherans and Methodists—there has to be a joke in there somewhere.  We’re hoping this is a time where our community churches can come together. Last night, for dinner, the love of my life made look like a renowned chef. Everyone loved the chicken soup I made that…..