Category: Sermons

Happy Birthday, America?

What do you like to do on your birthday? Well, if you’re a little girl whose birthday happens to be in just a couple of days, you watch fireworks.  Cassie was born on July 7th and she told me that growing up, she imagined…

Fishing With Dad

What do you like doing with your dad? Growing up, fishing was our thing.  He would take me fishing a lot.  It was our father-son time together.  When I was little we did mostly lake fishing, but as I got older, he would take…

We Are the Church

One person is all it takes. One person with the coronavirus and people start dying.  Let me tell you the real-life story of Bob.[1]  Bob isn’t his real name, but the story is real.  Bob sat down to dinner one night with two family…

The Courage to Stay at Home

You can’t tell me what to do! Sounds like something a five-year old would say.  But protesters all over the country are pouting like five-year old children because they are being told to shelter in place or wear a mask in public.  They use…

If It Wasn’t For Mom…

Weirdest. Mother’s Day. Ever. I’m pretty sure we’ll be saying that about every celebration until this pandemic is under control.  Every event, every holiday, will take on new meaning.  But sometimes that’s a good thing.  I don’t normally get to spend time with my…

A Radio, A Boat, and A Helicopter

Captain EO! From a film critic point of view, a horrible movie.  The script was awful. The plot non-existent. And the acting was atrocious.  Michael Jackson was amazingly talented, but acting was not one of his talents.  Still, I don’t know anyone who didn’t…

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Not all dog sitters are created equal. If you’ve got pets, you know what I’m talking about.  Dog sitter, cat sitter, fish sitter, whatever pet you might have in your house, when you entrust your pets into someone else’s care, you want to know…

A New Day Dawning

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. 3 At one time we too…

We Can Pray…

It seems overwhelming. I don’t know about you, but everything having to do with the Coronavirus at times seems overwhelming.  If you turn on the news or listen to the radio, you can’t help but watch the number of people who have the virus…

When The Walls Fall Down

7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always…