“Wind & Waves” Part 16

Wind & Waves
“Excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. Be diligent to study, being approved before God as an unashamed workman, accurately handling – cutting straight – the Word of God.” Ecclesiastes 12:12; 2 Timothy 2:15
King Solomon was not against books – he was against a devotion to books that were not dedicated to God’s Wisdom. Books of worldly wisdom will only proliferate the uselessness of man’s thinking. The Apostle Paul charged Timothy with Read more…

“Wind & Waves” Part 15

Wind & Waves
“Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds; for riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations.” Proverbs 27:23-24
This pastoral proverb about “caring for flocks and herds” is heartwarming and inspiring. It is an admonition to go well beyond merely taking care of one’s “flocks and herds,” to “knowing them well.” The idea of Read more…

“Wind & Waves” Part 14

Wind & Waves

“And on the seventh day God rested from all His works. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” Genesis 2:2; Hebrews 4:9
Pastoral Sabbatical June 5-July 9, 2017

Rest is a biblical principle modeled after God Himself. Scripture tells us that after God worked for six days, He rested on the seventh day; not because He was tired, but because He wanted to set an example for us to follow. A day of rest means Read more…

“2017: A Year of Thankfulness”

2017: A Year of Thankfulness There is an old English tale of a poverty-stricken woman who was found by a minister on Christmas Day eating a piece of bread and a small fish. The minister spoke to her of how miserable and poor her little meal was. But the old woman’s Read more…