Lessons from a Country Store

It was a simple white frame building, similar in construction to the three houses lined up down the dirt street to the east of it. I walked up the steps onto the wooden porch and was immediately charmed as I entered the old, country, general store. Wood planks made up…

God’s Shelter at Home Option

So, does this shelter at home stuff apply to God? I wonder how He feels about it? In Ephesians 3 Paul prays that God would grant Christ to be at home in our hearts through faith. Now, Christ already lives in your heart if you are a believer. What Paul…

Work and Rest

Is this time of staying at home because of a global pandemic a time to rest? Is it a Sabbath? No more than any other time. Most of us haven’t really traded a time of activity for inactivity. We’ve traded it for different activities. Some are able to work from…

What God Thinks of You

This morning I pulled out the hymnal during my worship time, and one of the songs I sang was “What Child Is This?”, a Christmas carol. I’ve sung it and heard it all my life, but never had really considered the second verse before. The wording is a little confusing:Why…

God Is Faithful

God is. And, He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. If you are seeking Him, what are you looking for? Him, or some material reward. He is the reward. Seek Him first and all these things will be added to you. Are you seeking Him, or all the…

Work That Does Not Work

We got a new bird feeder! I love it. It’s squirrel proof. They step on the perch and the bird feeder goes to work. No matter how hard the squirrels work at getting the bird seed, all their efforts are without effect. All their work, does not work. The way…

Corn Kernel Christianity

Wo! Spring is coming. Can you believe it?!? It’s almost time to plant our garden. I always have the best intentions in the Fall. I’m going to till the garden several times during the winter – work in material from the compost bins and leaves from the yard. In January,…