Aug. 4 – Focus on Heaven

Do not look at the elephant! A scientist asked people to carefully watch basketball players pass a ball from one person to the next and count the number of times that players in white uniforms touched the ball. During the short video a man wearing a gorilla suit walks through the scene. Later, when asked… Continue reading Aug. 4 – Focus on Heaven

Circle of Faith

Have you experienced the power of music in teaching faith? I see it every week through weekly chapel lessons with our Weekday School children. For them, music is a key to opening their hearts to faith. Older children know the songs we sing each week and the younger children quickly learn them. Woven in and through each… Continue reading Circle of Faith

Growing New Friends

You can make bread without salt. But you won't like it. I have met people trying to reduce the amount of salt in their diet for various health reasons. On finding that bread contains significant amount of salt (~2% of the weight of flour) they try reducing even eliminating the salt. While salt does enhance… Continue reading Growing New Friends

Committed to Witness – Monday

Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Your speech should always be gracious and sprinkled with insight so that you may know how to respond to every person. (Colossians 4:5-6) Each day, we are presented with countless opportunities to witness to Jesus. Our text from Colossians instructs us that our words “should always… Continue reading Committed to Witness – Monday

Committed to Bible Reading – Thursday

The word of Christ must live in you richly. (Colossians 3:16a) My identity as a disciple of Jesus is dependent upon stories, culture, and practices. The stories are given in Scripture. The word of Christ is contained within the Bible, a text that points beyond itself to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Therefore,… Continue reading Committed to Bible Reading – Thursday