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Daily Devotional: May 23, 2020

Today’s Reflection: Acts 1:9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. The way Jesus ascended to heaven, Paul tells us in his letter to the Thessalonians that we too will also ascend to heaven in the same…

Daily Devotional: May 22, 2020

Today’s Reflection: Acts 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and…

Thanks-Giving. Giving-Thanks.

This year, we made a pledge to raise enough contributions in food and money to provide for 120 families that are served through the ministry of Little Lights. In the eyes of the flesh, it was quite an overwhelming challenge, but by faith it was a challenge to which our church leadership said, “Yes.” However,…

Grieving With Those Who Mourn

Last Sunday, I came home to learn about the tragic shooting that took place at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Devin Kelley entered the church, began shooting and killed 25 people and an unborn child. What do we say in the midst of such tragedy? This intergenerational congregation was forever changed that day.…

Dreaming Forward

“Dreaming forward” is an idea that floated through my head in recent times while praying for our church. Dreams are about the future. Hence, we get the idea of being forward. Adding “forward” to “dream” gives us a sense of definitive movement. One can be full of hopes and dreams and never move forward. I…

Whose Greatness?

Whose name shall be great in our lives? We live in a world that exalts the names of people, and people desire to see their names great. Some people become so obsessed with this quest that they want their names everywhere. Some want names on papers, buildings, websites, and awards. They want names placed everywhere…

Right Foundation of Life

In a parable, Jesus talks about two people who built houses. The first built a house on sand, and the other built a house on the rock. Both people build houses. Both houses face the same situation. However, the results are very different. One stands strong, the other one falls with a crash! What foundation…

The Need for Community

On Monday morning, many people found out that there had been a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 others. As information emerges regarding Stephen Paddock and his life, one of the details that continues to surface is the fact that he was estranged from relationships, and community.…

Resting in His Work

This past Wednesday, I went to the hospital to get a minor surgery done on my left foot. It was to remove an unknown soft tissue mass that had formed on the left side of the joint where my pinky toe meets my foot. I was prepped for surgery. The doctor told me that I…

How Can We Be “Here”?

For a moment, we were free! So we like to joke around about. Pastor Isaiah and I went to an ice cream store this past week to spend a moment together in the midst of so much going on. This was made possible because my mother-in-law is in town visiting us and surprisingly, our two…