October 2018

October 24, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, I don’t know if I’ve ever experienced a warmer fall season…thank God for global warming! It sure saves on the heating bill, the leaf raking and the snow shoveling (those two chores will probably show up sometime anyway!)...

November 2018

November 28, 2018   Dear Pastor and friends, The cold grip of winter has finally expressed itself in southern Ohio. Snow and single digits, accompanied by heavy coats, boots and gloves will be the norm for the next few months I suppose. Thankfully, the seasons change...

September 2018

September 20, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, Two disconsolate, disillusioned and discouraged disciples slowly walked the eight miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Somewhere along the way, a stranger sidled up beside them and listened to the news of the day, that he...

August 2018

  August 22, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, I have tried to be a keen observer of the trends in fundamentalism and especially as they lately have seemed to merge with the trends in our culture. If there is anything that should go against the grain of America’s...

July 2018

      July 17, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, The summer days are full upon us and busy is the by-word of the day. Sometimes I believe too busy, especially with the minutiae of the daily duties becoming a deterrent to the ministry. When one gets too occupied with...

May 29, 2018

Dear Pastor & friends, The sweet Psalmist of Israel wrote these comforting words; “Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me” (Psalm 139:5).  The key word to me isbesetwhich simply means to be surrounded, hemmed in or encircled. Since he...