In the Garden With Jesus

And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.   Genesis 2:8 KJV Without a doubt one of the most loved hymns that we sing at our local nursing home is; In the Garden. This week voices that have sung those words for nearly a…

Peace in the Valley

He walked the Hill to Golgotha so that He could be with us in the valley. The chastisement for our peace fell on Him so He could walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death!

Is He Calling Your Name?

The waiting room is noisy and crowded. People are trying different ways to not look stressed. Some are reading, some texting a friend while others simply sit quietly. But if we were honest all of us are straining to hear only one thing and that is for our own name to be called. But we…

His Whispers

They call her a child with a disability or sometimes more gently a child with a special need. But sometimes God chooses to send special messengers like my friend Laura to remind me of His whispered promises. Her wordless smiles tell of a joy that cannot be spoken. Her quiet play reveals a peace greater…

What Really Matters?

As one part of remembering the Easter story some congregations hold a foot washing service. If you have never participated in a foot washing it is impossible to explain fully the emotional roller coaster experience of that moment. When I went on a short term missions trip to India several years ago we were surprised…