Archives January 2024

Do You Fear God?

Do You Fear God?

This weekend our Pastor Matt gave what I felt was a wonderful and much needed sermon on the reverential fear of God. You can hear it here if you are interested. However, it also reminded me of one that I gave over five years ago at another church during a time when we were in between pastors and several of us helped in delivering messages on Sunday. Please bear with me since this was my third or forth public sermon and its intent is more geared to talking points than to be read verbatim. However the essence of the topic still comes through loud and clear. I have not changed it in anyway other than reformatting it to fit this site’s styling. It is presented below, with its warts and all the blemishes of not knowing what I was doing at the time.

Read More

Good Night to 2023

Putting 2023 to bed.

I enjoy reading. Early on it was Science Fiction and over the years have worked my way around everything else with the except of poetry, which is odd since I consider myself a romantic. When I reach the last page of a book and close it for the final time, I tend to reflect on all those pages and ask myself whether I enjoyed the journey, a quick mental book report with no worries about turning it in. As I put 2023 to bed and close its cover, I cannot help but think back over the past year and ask, did I enjoy it, did it do anything for me?

Read More