A Word From The Pastor

BROKEN SEASHELLS

BROKEN SEASHELLS by Shonda Bush Yesterday, John, Anna and I spent the afternoon enjoying the beach. We played in the water, built a sand castle, and walked alongside the surf. While we were there, we collected seashells to use in our castle creation. As John and I...

REFLECTIONS FROM THE CHOIR TOUR

REFLECTIONS FROM THE CHOIR TOUR Each Monday evening during the school year the Bay County Christian Youth Choir (BCCYC) uses our church facility to prepare for their Christmas concerts and the songs that they will sing on their summer tour. Nevin and Gigi Zimmerman...

THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART

“That bracelet, please, do get for me, and nothing else I’ll want, you’ll see.” “That monster truck that’s in the store will make me happy, nothing more.” “The new Nintendo game that’s out is what I want without a doubt.” “The latest upgrade  I do need.  This old...

THE DUST STORM

THE DUST STORM On March 19, 2003, a fighter plane began its mission over southern Iraq to patrol “the no-fly zone.”  Suddenly, the pilot changed his course and flew straight toward Bagdad.  He was given specific coordinates on a special target.  Quickly he delivered...

WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE PASTOR

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE PASTOR I’ve been asked “Pastor, what can I do to help you?”  After thinking and praying about it here is an idea:  tell your story.  Each week I try to write a bulletin article that is informative or humorous, encouraging or inspiring, and...

A GODLY MOTHER

A GODLY MOTHER Suzanna Wesley was the mother of 19 children, including John and Charles Wesley.  She dedicated her children to God and consulted the Bible as her only child-rearing textbook.  To other mothers, she presented the following rules that worked for her:  ...

RESOURCEFULNESS

RESOURCEFULNESS This month we are studying the character quality of resourcefulness. Anybody can waste time and discard perfectly good items because they want new things. A resourceful person, however, will - see value in objects, ideas, and people; - repair, reuse,...

GIFTS FROM GOD

GIFTS FROM GOD Recently I read Joshua 24 in my morning devotions.  I was impressed with the many times it is recorded that God gave.  God gave Isaac to Abraham (v-3).  God gave Jacob and Esau to Isaac (v-4).   God gave Mount Seir to Esau (v-4).  God gave the Amorites...

INITIATIVE

INITIATIVE A definition for the word “initiative” is “recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.”  As good as this definition is, it is not adequate for the mature Christian.  We all know that we can take the initiative to do something...

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY Whenever Mary Magdalene thought about Jesus, I suspect a melody like “joy unspeakable and full of glory...” started playing in her heart.  However, she had not always been a joyful person.  In fact she was downright mean at one time. ...