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…

Our Amazing God

No matter how often we drive through Fancy Gap and see the low country stretching below I am always amazed. Our mighty creator God doesn’t skimp on details. Sometimes we are in that mountaintop experience in life. That awesome moment is not just because of its height but also because from there we see the…

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…

Loving the Unseen God

In John’s gospel He begins with the astonishing statement, In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The same God who created light chooses to love us from a hidden darkness through which we can only see by faith. Because we cannot see our Heavenly Father…