Prayer, hands folded on open Bible

Prayers for the President

It seems like there have been a lot of calls for prayers for the President since the Trump administration took office in 2017. More than I have heard during any previous administration. Certainly more than I heard during the entire length of the Obama administration. Maybe there is a perception that the current occupant of … Continue reading Prayers for the President

Lincoln Presbyterian Church

3 Steps Toward Using Your Talents for Ministry

If this sounds a little familiar it is because I wrote and posted this same post last year. Something reminded me about using talents in ministry last week. I honestly don't remember what, but I did remember that I wanted to update and re-post. We all have so much we can give to God. There … Continue reading 3 Steps Toward Using Your Talents for Ministry

Merry Christmas

The Essence of Christmas

Here we are, Christmas Eve. We haven't sent Christmas cards this year. It's not that we didn't want to, or didn't plan to, but I'm not even sure it's a thing anymore. There are so many alternative ways to communicate that sending anything in the mail... Well, it just isn't done. Besides, I'm not even … Continue reading The Essence of Christmas

Psalm 46:10

Remember the batteries and other faith thoughts

Faith Thoughts This morning I'm thinking about where the Lord is leading us. It isn't always clear. Sometimes He just says, "Go.... I will show you..." And then you go. [Tweet "Sometimes He just says, "Go.... I will show you..." And then you go."] As you step out in faith, knowing that His plans are … Continue reading Remember the batteries and other faith thoughts

4 Benefits of feeling nostalgic

A post on Facebook has me feeling nostalgic today. It has nothing to do with the picture above, but it was handy. The picture is in side an antique store in Sutter Creek, California, which is hundreds of miles away from the place I am remembering today. I am feeling nostalgic for a place that … Continue reading 4 Benefits of feeling nostalgic

3 Lessons from the Potter and Clay

Photo Credit: Miah Oren, Lightstock.com Thoughts on the potter and clay This morning I'm thinking about being clay. It only seems reasonable since that is all I am, all we are. Clay in the hands of the potter. Imagine if the clay said to the potter, "You have gifted me in such and such an … Continue reading 3 Lessons from the Potter and Clay

A year in the life of a spiritual journey

Photo Credit: Tina Vanderlaan; Lightstock.com Embarking on a spiritual journey This morning I reached for a devotional book-slash-journal that has been sitting on my shelf for a couple years. It was rescued from a box of books that was left behind by my father-in-law when he moved to heaven. Every year at Christmas my wife … Continue reading A year in the life of a spiritual journey

Everyone relax. God’s grace is enough.

Early in the morning, after Donald Trump was projected the winner of the electoral college vote, I posted this to Facebook. Everyone relax. You're all going to be fine. It's not like we haven't been through this before. We don't understand God's ways, but rest assured the outcome of this election is all part of … Continue reading Everyone relax. God’s grace is enough.

Moonrise

The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place

It is one of those things that is only seen about once a year, and this happens to be the time. There are two dead trees just off the road. I drive by them every day on my drive home. Around mid-autumn, just after the ritualistic changing of the clocks, the full moon rises at … Continue reading The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place