“The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.” (Romans 14:3) I have heard that the most well-known Bible verse in our culture is “Do not judge” (Mt. 7:1). […]

(Based on Galatians 5:13-26 & John 13:31-35) For a number of years we have had a garden plot in the community garden near the tennis courts in Walnut Grove. About three or four years ago, Susan and I became very excited when our son Ben started to take a keen interest in gardening. And one […]

[Jesus said,] “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:2) As I write this, I am in Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston, where I have been attending a conference for the past few days. But […]

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10) There are many things in my life that are not the way that I would like them to be. For example, I eat too much, there is too much clutter in my life and many […]

Today we are beginning a series on the topic of faith and over the next three week we will be thinking about faith, how to pass it on and what living a life of faith looks like. And a good place to start is with the definition of faith so that we are all thinking […]

“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Acts 2:17a, 21) Sometimes you don’t know what you have until it is gone. For example, when you live all of your life with your parents, you don’t think about what life would […]

This past Monday, when Susan and I and most of our family were coming home from holidays, we were east of Hope when, all of a sudden, there was a loud noise and I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a piece of metal come flying out from underneath the trailer that I […]


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