In the movie, “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, the pirates conducted themselves by the motto of Captain Jack Sparrow. Do you know what that motto was?  It was, “Take what you can get . . . . and don’t give anything back!”  I think a lot of people have taken Captain Spar...

If you have ever been traveling down a one-way street, but you really need to get turned around and head in the other direction, there is nothing quite like seeing an exit lane with a sign that says U-turns permitted. What a relief to see that sign. I'd like to remind...

I remember a children's Sunday School song that was popular a few years back. The lyrics went like this:

When we all work together, together, together,

When we all work together how happy we'll be.

For your work is my work and our work is God's work

When we all work t...

During Easter week, Christians from around the world celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was a blessed time of celebration and an occasion to remember why Jesus came to earth. 

You might be surprised to learn that the death of Jesus Christ and his...

It was a cold winter’s day, 29 years ago, when I attended my father’s funeral. On that day, I was filled with the emotions a son deals with when his father passes away. My mind was spinning with many memories – so many good times to remember. 

As I sat at the funeral se...

What makes a church a church? More importantly, what makes a church a healthy and lasting church? Have you seen any buildings in your community that were once considered “churches”? Once vibrant places where people gathered on Sunday, they are no longer in the business...

Joshua led Israel during a time when the spiritual focus of the nation was centered on God and his faithfulness. We read in the book of Judges: “The people served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the gre...

In Mark 11:12-19, Jesus curses a fig tree for not bearing fruit and then he immediately drives the moneychangers and merchants out of the temple. In verse 14, he says to the fig tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” At first glance, it would seem unreasonab...

Several years ago, Theodor Seuss Geise, under the pseudonym, Dr. Suess, penned the words to his famous book, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. In his book, Dr. Seuss subtly exposes the issues of greed and commercialism and promotes the values of love and community with w...