by Pete Nelson on December 3rd, 2023
This is a psalm of David, who is recounting the goodness of his God and reflecting on his faithfulness. He uses the phase “his love endures forever” to underscore each statement. This thanksgiving I thought I'd use that same format to pen my own song of praise! Let’s give thanks to the Lord, because he is good,his love endures forever.He is the God above all gods,his love endures forever.There is ...
Curating A Christmas Playlist
by Dan Vandzura on November 24th, 2023
Today is November 24, 2023- the day after Thanksgiving, which means it is officially legal to begin listening to Christmas music. I’m sorry to tell you that if you’ve already been doing it, you have been out of bounds. I often make a few people (my wife foremost) a bit grumpy with such insistances, but there’s simply no way around it.While I may be a stickler on keeping Christmas music to Christma...
Life in the Slow Lane
by Josh Cervone on November 17th, 2023
My life is hectic. There is no way around that. I work in ministry full-time, run a business, and have five kids. Layer on top of that a smartphone and access to unlimited entertainment and media and we have a recipe for disaster.My suspicion is that if you described your life, it would be similar to mine. A sense of constant business. There is always something to do, somewhere to be and someone t...
All Saints Day
by Pete Nelson on November 6th, 2023
I am writing this blog on All Saints day. All Saints Day is the day that follows Halloween. In fact, Halloween only exists because of All Saints’ Day! And I’ll probably finish this up on All Souls’ Day which is tomorrow.A brief history on all 3. All Saints’ Day was first. The church began commemorating its great leaders and heroes who had died, especially those who suffered martyrdom, and they wou...
Proverbial Financial Planning
by Pete Nelson on October 16th, 2023
I’ve been reading through the book of Proverbs for many years now. It’s 31 chapters easily coincide with most months number of days. Of course, I don’t read one every day, so the schedule gets messed up! But, if you’ve never read the book of Proverbs I encourage you to take a month, and do so, reading one chapter per day. You will be blessed! proverbs are short, pithy, wise sayings mostly from the...
by Dan Vandzura on September 29th, 2023
Last week Pastor Pete recounted for us the story of a great storm that threatened the rebellious prophet, Jonah. This seems appropriate, as I am not sure it has stopped raining this week since that passage was read. Storms, winds, and rains have been the theme of this week. Some start to the Autumn season we’re having.That said, it has made for a fitting backdrop to our Jonah stories. I have gotte...