On Monday I celebrated my 37th birthday! I know, I know, some of you think I am still just a young wipper-snapper, while others of you think I am starting to get “up there” in age. It’s all about perspective. Whatever the case, I know I am a blessed man. The apostle Paul asks, “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Corinthians … Continue reading Count Your Blessings!
For a little over a year, our family has lived in the church parsonage. Although it took some getting used to, we have very much enjoyed it. There is much I could tell you about parsonage life, but I will limit myself to one lesson that has come by way of this unique living experience. Living in a parsonage has been a great reminder for … Continue reading The First Principle of Stewardship
The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually … Continue reading Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation