Reflections from Pastor Dan about the many ways in which God's abundant grace is manifested in our lives. Each "Power Point" will be excerpted below, with links to the full text.
May 8, 2011
We all have them in that they are the God-given path of entry into this world. They come in all shapes and sizes and with various hairdos and manners of dress. Most mothers are loving, even sacrificial, in their care for their children. Read More
April 24, 2011
Sunrise on Easter
On the one hand, there is nothing more common than a sunrise. It happens every day. True, we don’t always see it because of cloud cover, but without it, there would be no day, only night. Read More
April 10, 2011
Trees in Three Parts
There is perhaps nothing more majestic and beautiful than a big tree with sprawling branches, a mature tree, giving forth a sense of strength and character. Read More
March 24, 2011
"BBQ Event on March 20"
The community of faith likes BBQ and loves to help kids, especially young boys like Luke Akerstrom who has been suffering a very serious illness with his precious parents alongside him all the way! Read More
Week of December 12, 2010
Have you seen the YouTube recordings of various choral groups planting themselves in department stores and food courts and bursting into singing the "Hallelujah Chorus!"? Sometimes it is billed as a "Random act of culture." Other times just a holiday surprise and blessing amid the hustle and bustle of shopping. Read More
Week of November 27, 2010
The turkey is eaten, the pumpkin pie is gone, the travel is over and now we're back home, but there are still plenty of reasons to give thanks! Read More
Week of September 26, 2010
"PUTTING FEAR IN ITS PROPER PLACE"
"God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love and power and a sound mind."
-2 Timothy 1:7
Fear can be a friend if it brings us to our knees or to our doctor or to the safety of our Lord, but more often than not it is an enemy and robs us of our love, joy and peace. Read More
Week of September 19, 2010
"HEALING THOUGHTS/THOUGHTS ON HEALING"
The Bible says of the Lord, "He heals all your diseases."
It also says, "By His stripes we are healed."
Ever wonder why some people get healed and others don't? Most of us have. Read More
Week of September 12, 2010
"Holy Books/Holy People"
The Apostle Paul admonished the early Christians to outdo each other in showing love, honor and respect. I would admonish modern day Christians to outdo the Muslims (or any other religion for that matter) in showing love, honor and respect. Read More
Week of September 5, 2010
This month as we seek to build up the Body of Christ and follow up on our "Revive Us" event, I was thinking about some things that help us build up our faith and faithfulness. Read More
Week of August 29, 2010
"Don't Forget To Thank Him"
You are probably familiar with that verse from Philippians 4:6 in the Living Bible that says, "Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything, and don't forget to thank God for the answers!" Read More
Week of August 22, 2010
Wow! It's almost here!
We've been praying about it all summer but especially this past month!
We've marked our calendar and arranged our schedule so we can attend!
We've been preparing for it in numerous ways and have many volunteers to help!
We've been inviting family, friends and neighbors! Read More
Week of August 15, 2010
"Honest to God"
The expression "honest to God" implies more than just an exclamation to the truth of what we are saying. Yes, we should not "bear false witness" but rather we should "speak the truth in love" to those with whom we interact. However, I am not just talking about telling the truth as hard and as important as that is. Read More
Week of August 8, 2010
"God's Power at Work in our Youth"
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity," –I Timothy 4:12
Youth Week at our church concludes with a combined worship service on Sunday morning led by our youth and their leaders. For many this is one of the highlights of the year as we hear reports on the wonderful youth events and the impact they have made on our young people. Read More
Week of August 1, 2010
Psalm 42:1 says, "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God."
Pastor Mike and I have a God-given desire to see our lives and the life and ministry of our church revived by God's Spirit. That is why we are seeking to provide leadership....Read More
Week of July 25, 2010
Have you ever seen those TV commercials where people are singing and dancing together in a fast food restaurant? Employees and customers alike all get caught up in the music....Read More
Week of July 11, 2010
This has been an exciting summer thus far and we’re not even half way yet! I see God’s power at work in the dynamic testimony of Ken Cooper on Father’s Day! He went from a double life where he tried to mix respectability and crime....Read More