Bail Buckets and God Moments

Focus on the Family called me this week, asking for donations to help families who have been hard hit by the pandemic. Last week it was Family Life who called. I hated to tell them no, but the truth is that our family is also feeling the effects of Covid-19. Most camp ministries either closed […]

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Ephesians, Chapter 1

Summer’s in full swing.  That means camp is in full swing. Camp JIM’s summer staff are trained, and the 1st and 2nd grade campers enjoyed their Sunday-Tuesday Cub Camp.  Family campers have come and gone after several days of studying the Armor of Christ, being served, playing together and I hope they were able to […]

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The Key to Successful Evangelism

Every year the CMA Church (Christian Missionary Alliance) asks it’s congregants to make a faith pledge: a dollar amount that each person pledges to give towards missions which is above and beyond our normal tithe, believing God will provide the funds for us to keep our pledge.  It’s a big deal.  Last year over 61 […]

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2018 Summer Ministry and Family Update

Have you ever had fresh milk that hasn’t been homogenized? The rich cream just rises to the top. It’s the first thing you see, but not the only good thing in the pitcher. That’s what ministry is like. You see the first fruits right away, but you know more evidence of God’s work will float […]

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A Joseph Heart

The past week’s “Essential 100” scripture reading carried me through the life of Joseph. The child of Jacob’s older age and the only child of his beloved wife Rachel, Joseph was treated with special preference.  We see how this created jealously and anger in his older brothers and they sold him into slavery in Egypt, […]

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