Minister Articles (Page 34)

Labor Day

Labor Day is a national holiday dating back to the late 1800’s and is now a day celebrating organized labor, and this holiday also marks the end of the summer season. I had heard for years that you aren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day, but I never knew why…so I researched it. This…

A Promise From God

12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if…

Forgiven, But Not Forgotten

Our oldest son sent me a text this week that read, “Dad, the story of you, the police officers and the water balloons is now the favorite story in my house.” I wrote back, “Forgiven, but not forgotten.” This is another challenge to trust. When Abraham was an old man and his wife was too…

Process and Progress

So many people have asked me if I built the sandcastle from Big House, and I kindly tell them, “No, It was a team effort.” I do find sandcastles therapeutic and much fun. They are definitely a process, very much like us. Foundation is key to a successful castle, and many times, it is where…

Flowers for Today

Jana never has been much of a flower girl. I have never been much of a flower guy. I get her the obligatory rose for Valentine’s day, and sometimes I surprise her for her birthday. Our relationship is definitely not hinged to flowers. I know you fellows have got to be jealous by now. We…

Give Me One Good Reason

A long time ago when my daughter was very young she got into trouble for opening presents she wasn’t supposed to. When we found out what she did we talked to her about it and explained why it is important to wait. Being little she heard what we said but did it again. So now…

Love Never Fails

When we love someone, there are somethings that will shine through. Love is one of those things that will show. Love is like a plant. When we care for it; water it, keep it warm and constantly feed it, love will grow. My question is; does our attitudes reflect these? If not, then we need…

Faith’s Challenges

Faith has many challenges. James tells us to consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of many kinds. He then explains. The testing of our faith produces perseverance. The faithful remain faithful. Perseverance has a long slow process of work to accomplish. That work is our maturity and completeness so that we lack nothing…

Goodbye Sam

WOW! As soon as it started, it is now over. The summer has come and gone in a flash. It has been a tremendously successful and fruitful summer. Thanks to all of you for making this summer great for our children. This is also the week that we say goodbye to our intern, Sam Boshell.…

Lower Your Shields

American Culture pushes the notion to “trust no one” and “everyone has an angle.” So often that mindset causes us to be untrusting of people. Science fiction enthusiasts call that “raising your shields.” I found myself doing this very thing on our recent mission trip to Honduras. While I was not being untrusting visiting the…