And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

2 Corinthians 9:8

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Our 59th Homecoming was great, our 12th annual Mission Conference was encouraging, our daughters’ wedding was beautiful, God & Country Day was uplifting, and Thanksgiving week was blessed!  Now we are headed into the Christmas season which reminds us of the GREAT NEWS of Jesus Christ coming to dwell among [...]

Faith

It has been said that “Faith is believing the Word of God and acting upon it no matter how I feel, knowing that God promises a good result.” How often we let our feelings or circumstances dictate our actions and responses. We then try to justify our actions and responses [...]

The Haystack Prayer Meeting

I recently read that “on an August afternoon in 1806, Samuel Mills and four of his college classmates trudged through Sloan’s Meadow in western Massachusetts to find a place to pray and discuss Christ’s command to go and preach the Gospel to all nations.  The five students’ intense discussions about [...]

Christ’s Humility

Jesus had every right and privilege to all the riches of heaven, and yet, not seeing that as something to hold onto, He willingly gave up those rights in obedience to God and for service to others.  He is our supreme example of humility, considering others interests more important than [...]

Keep On Believing!

Psalm 105:19 says, “Until the time that his word came [came to pass]: the word of the LORD tried [tested] him.”  There were many tests and trials that Joseph had to endure while the LORD was preparing him to be exalted to the throne in Egypt.  He faced rejection from [...]

What Is On Your Mind?

What is occupying your mind these days? Is it Earthquakes? Tsunamis? Family issues? Finances? Retirement plans or funds?  Recent events in Japan have clearly reminded us again that we are truly in God’s hands, and it is futile to try to live our lives apart from Him. I have wondered [...]

Paul and Silas

It’s hard to imagine Paul and Silas at midnight praying and singing praises to God while iron clamps held their ankles tightly in the stocks of the dark, dreary, inner dungeon of the Philippian prison. Unjustly accused, stripped, beaten, whipped and bleeding, and now here they sit, not having a [...]

Seasons of Life

I woke up this morning to a beautiful snowfall which tells us that winter is here!  It seems to me like winter has come earlier this year, or does it seem that way because of how fast time is moving!  My wife and I enjoy living in a place where [...]

Faithful God

“Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths He will provide us with strong shoes, and He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well.”  Maclaren (Streams in the Desert) I wonder what journeys we will [...]

The Future Looks Bright

The Lord greatly encouraged our hearts as we closed out our 11th annual Mission Conference.  Bro. Ron Ehmann, Director of Northwest Baptist Missions, brought a wonderful closing message from Philippians 4 which ended with God’s promise found in verse 19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to [...]

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