Read: Psalm 40:1-3 I have a psychologist friend. He said he never wants to work harder than a client for change. You see, sometimes we see the change that needs to happen but we don’t want to work for it. What about you? Do you like change? Do you see an end result you’d like …

Maturity has nothing to do with eternity. Maturing in our faith continues to happen as long as we live. We never achieve that complete perfection this side of heaven. But we have the opportunity to grow in faith and in our experience with Jesus every day. And our reward will be this side of heaven. …

Maturity. What does that mean? Returning to the writer’s admonitions in Hebrews 6:1-4, it seems maturity means we are confident in the basic. Repenting from evil deeds, placing our faith in God, baptism, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment are all basic tenets of following Jesus. Summarizing these, it seems that maturing means …

Read: Hebrews 6:1-4 We aren’t good Christians and bad Christians. You either follow Jesus or you don’t. But there is the aspect of maturity. I love watching my two-year-old granddaughter interact with her surroundings. This weekend while glamping, she rarely ate off her own plate. It’s not to say she didn’t eat, she just didn’t …

Read: John 15:15-17 It is my experience that humanity tends to categorize by good, better, best. And sometimes, bad. People are good athletes or bad athletes. Others are good musicians or bad musicians. Some can sell, others can’t sell to save their lives. And in many ways, it’s true. We aren’t good at everything we …

Many of us are enjoying a holiday schedule this weekend. Although the origination of the Labor Day holiday is lost on many of us, it serves as a signal to the end of summer and gives another opportunity to gather with our gaggles, tackle projects outside or enjoy festivals, parades and community celebrations. How about …

Thirty-four years ago I said the best YES ever! It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. The ten year mark was pretty difficult, but we continued to say yes. And here we are, twenty-four years later enjoying life as empty nesters! Of all the gaggles I belong to (yes! we all have more than one), …

Daily Reads 08.30.2019

Today begins our annual glamping weekend. Glamping is just a bit more glamorous than regular camping. Three families are involved. Two families pull their recreational vehicles to the third family’s house who don’t care for camping in the traditional sense of the word. We call their house the resort. It’s wonderful. The families in attendance …

Daily Reads 08.29.2019

Read: Matthew 18:20 “How large does a group have to be to count as a gaggle?” you wonder. Geese live in gaggles. There are always lots of them. As an introvert, my gaggle wouldn’t be that large if I was a goose. In the reading from yesterday from the book of Acts, there were thousands …

Daily Reads 08.28.2019

“What exactly would a gaggle do if I had one?” you might be asking. Read: Acts 2:42 Gaggles meet together in a variety of ways. Pulling a few ideas from this passage, a gaggle gathers around scripture. It might occur on a Sunday morning, a formal Bible study or a more informal discussion of principles …