Bloom where you are planted!

“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24)  You have likely heard the phrase “The grass is greener on the other side...

What is wealth worth?

I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal (Genesis 14:23a). Why would anyone turn down wealth? Isn’t it the American dream? Abraham had his opportunity to...

Who are you in the picture?

“Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.”  — Corinthians 2:7 Hubert Humphrey, a former U.S. vice president, died on Friday, January 13, 1978. On...

Courage and compassion

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with...

How do I get there from here?

The Lord had said to Abraham, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you” (Genesis 12:1) Abraham (Father of Many) did not have a Global Positioning System (GPS), Google...

Live the Humble Life

Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom. (James 2:12) by Reverend Mark Bartsch Have you set high expectations for yourself? Do you do your best...

Clearly understand the way to heaven!

“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” (Luke 13:24) “Who will be in heaven?” is an age-old...

Be sure of eternal life

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  (John 14:27)

How are you doing?

“Your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass.” (Isaiah 66:14b)