Meet You At The Square

From the Pastor’s Desk “And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the Lord has given to Israel. Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women, and all who could…

God’s Gift

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!  II Corinthians 9:15 In December there will be a lot of gift giving taking place, as we sit around the Christmas tree. When it comes to gifts I sometimes think about my dad.  My dad will tip his gift this way and that, shake it and attempt to describe what…

Dig In

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK ““Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said.  So they all sat down on the grassy slopes.  (The men alone numbered about 5000.)  Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people.  Afterward He did the same with the fish.  And they all ate as much as they wanted.  After everyone was full,…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.  II Timothy…

Storing Up

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will also.   Matthew 6:19-21 One of…

Strange

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, they are regarded as a strange thing.”  Hosea 8:12 While my wife and I were still living back on the farm, our neighbors Harold and Lillian, in their mid to late 70’s, came down to see our new baby boy Isak.  Our little boy was safely snuggled…

Blizzard Warning

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Once again a message came to me from the Lord:  “Son of man, give your people this message: ‘When I bring an army against a country, the people of that land choose one from their own to be a watchman.  When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people.  Then if those…

The Sun Will Rise

From the Pastor’s Desk “The birth of Jesus took place like this.  His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph.  Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant.  (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.)  Joseph chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced. …

Dakota Accent

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to respond to each person.”  Colossians 4:6 While recently on vacation in Springfield Missouri, I sat down next to a man and began to visit briefly with him.  I asked him where he was from and it turned out that…

Go To Go

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 The logo for Target resembles a bullseye target.   As far as an economical place to shop, they hit the consumer target.   However, when it comes to their new store policy, “welcoming transgender staff and customers…