Nathan’s Notes- 12/17/2017

Christmas to do list:  Buy Christmas tree, decorate tree, hang wreaths, hang lights on house, take lights down, find short in lights, re-hang lights on house, gift for mom, gift for dad, gift for kids, gift for spouse, gift for cat, gift for    in-laws, gift for neighbor, bake cookies, deliver cookies, attend cookie exchange, attend … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 12/10/2017

While preparing for this week’s message I came across this poem. There was no name attributed to it, but I thought it was worth sharing.  In light of our times it is especially thought provoking.       “Peace on Earth” Peace on earth, with a world at war? O what were the angels singing for That … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 12/3/2017

     “No news is good news,” or so the old saying goes. But for the people of Israel, this was simply not true. For centuries God had been dropping them hints, clues, and even a few obvious and detailed descriptions of a Messiah that would come and save them. But now the messages had ceased. They had … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/26/2017

Last Sunday we enjoyed a very good message by Nathan on contentment and then a physical feast as our fellowship team pulled off another fantastic church wide dinner. This team worked hours getting everything ready and with the help of some great turkey bakers, provided good food and a time of sharing that blessed many. … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 11/19/2017

It seems like two things inevitably happen every year around Thanksgiving.  First, people all over the country gather together with their families to enjoy time together and express thanks for what they already have.  Second, unfortunately, you  almost always hear a terrible story about something that happened the next day during Black Friday shopping– a … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/12/2017

Today we finish up a very significant series of messages on the theme of “Family by the Book”.  We have tried to look at many aspects of Family and hope that as a result there has been some new insights gained as well as some old foundational truths reaffirmed by the Word of God.  This … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 11/5/2017

It’s been over a month since we began our series: Family by the Book. We will be concluding it next week, but I’m very glad we had the opportunity to spend so much time on this important topic. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, said, “Our only hope as a nation is … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 10/29/2017

Many people, and especially Christians, tend to look at marriage as a life goal. “I want to get married sometime in my life” is a common claim. A lot of effort is put into attracting the opposite sex, knowing what to say and how to act on dates, and trying to sweep someone off their … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/22/2017

I came across this prayer in my sermon research and wanted to share it with you. A Marriage Benediction;  May your marriage bring you all the fulfillment a marriage should bring and may the Lord give you patience, tolerance and understanding. May it be full of joy and laughter as well as comfort and support.  … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/15/2017

Last week there were several quotes used that provide food for thought when dealing with how we handle our finances. I am printing some of them here this morning in hopes that they will stimulate family discussion. “Money is always on its way somewhere. What we do with it while it’s in our keeping says … [Read more…]