Comfort and Joy

In the church my dad attended years ago they loved singing: The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n; Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found— The Comforter has come!    Frank Bottome 1890 God is near to comfort. But if we look to…

Again I Say Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice Philippians 4:4  While Paul was writing from a Roman prison with guards chained to him on either side, my life’s problems pale in comparison. Yet Paul’s kind of rejoicing is a hard lesson for me to learn. Yes, things are not all that bad. We…

Going with God

After 16 years of Sundays this was our last at New Covenant Fellowship. Serving as assistant pastors with our Brazilian brothers and sisters has forever changed and marked our hearts and lives. We have learned so much more than just Portuguese and how to enjoy a good plate of Vaca Atolada ( cow stuck in…

There is a River

In our rush to go where we think we need to be some days we whizz by with barely a glance out our window. Our goals insist we hurry. But in our rush we just might be missing the plans of God. His plans are like an overflowing river if will just pull off to…

What day is it?

I often ask my friends in the Alzheimer’s Unit. Do you know what day it is today? Then I tell them. “If anybody asks you tell them that This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24 We cannot choose what the day may bring but we can choose to rejoice that…