Family Minister

The Ideal Church

1 Thessalonians 1: 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need…

Baja Mission Trip

We recently got back from our week long mission trip to Baja Mexico. I cannot express the joy I get from everything that happens in the mission field. All the experiences and events cannot be put in a few words.  It would take a book.  Let me just share one experience. Ron Jackson, Glenn Savage,…

Lessons Learned, Strong Roots

John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (ESV) While driving home this week I noticed that many gardens are…

What Would You Like To Hear?

Are you a father/mother? What would you like your kids to say about you? Are you a son/daughter? What would you like your parents to say about you? Are you married? What would you like your spouse to say about you? If you are like me, you hope they say nice things.   One of…

I Fell Down

  “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” Romans 15:1   This is embarrassing to admit.  Sometime ago, I was going to the store to get ingredients for our cookout. I was in a hurry so I just grabbed the first pair…

Not Above The Influence

1 Corinthians 15: 33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” (NASB) The context of 1 Corinthians is Paul discussing the resurrection and the hope we have through Jesus. If Jesus was not resurrected we would be completely lost. Paul then he makes mention of a Greek comedy play encouraging the brethren to…

Live and Walk By The Spirit

Galatians 5:25-26 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. NASB It is hard to separate these two verses. They go together in the same context of living and walking by the Spirit and staying humble. We can’t do…

You Are Doing It Wrong

Galatians 4:19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you— As I was coloring with my youngest, she gave me a marker in order for me to color the hair of a princess. Since I know my princess very well I realized she gave me the wrong marker…

Freely Give

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.   Have you ever been charged for something that was supposed to be free? I remember my brother doing that when we were little. My dad would buy a churro and divide it among the kids,…