• Worshipping Together

    I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” Psalm 122:1         Last Sunday (May 24th) we were able to gather for in person worship for the first time since March 15th (we were out 9 weeks).  It was a blessing to be able to see people you know and love and to be able to worship together.  It was different in that most people had on face mask, had to sit separated fr…

  • Remembering

    Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever. Psalm 28:9         This Memorial Day is going to be a little different from years past.  While Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) was started to honor the Union soldiers that died during the Civil War, it later became a day to honor all the men and women who died in U. S. military service.  To…

  • Regathering

    Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.   Hebrews 10:25       We are very excited to announce that we will begin regathering for in person worship on Sunday May 24th.  Back in April we put together a “Return to Church” team to start working on logistics, precautions, and all the things we will nee…

  • Thinking About What is Really True

    Sometimes we can quickly get anxious and frustrated about circumstances.  When I saw Kentucky’s “Guidelines for Places of Worship” on Friday evening and it specified that we were to avoid congregational singing, I was surprised, frustrated, and uncertain about what to do about coming to worship and being unable to sing to the Lord.  After loosing some sleep over the guidelines, I decided to do wha…

  • National Day of Prayer

    For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14     The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.  This year the theme is “Pray God’s glory across the earth” from Habakkuk 2:14.  In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it is such an importan…

  • A New Normal

    What will the new normal look like?          Most of us are familiar with the expression, “If I have heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times.”  That is kind of how I feel about the number of times I have heard the phrase “new normal” the past 6 weeks.  While COVID-19 has interfered with and messed up so much of our normal daily routines, it does provide us with some opportunities like we have…

  • Giving and Praying

    On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. 1Corinthians 16:2          Last week Jenny and I received $2,400 in stimulus money.  Thankfully, we have both been able to work and get paid during the COVID-19 crisis.  While I was out running on Saturday morning, I began to think about wh…

  • Praying for Revival

    Pray without ceasing. 1Thessalonians 5:17        Easter was a little different this year.  Our churches weren’t packed and yet the gospel was probably proclaimed and heard by more people this year than every before.  Churches of all sizes have started using technology (like Facebook Live) to stream their services so that people can continue to worship the Lord and grow in their faith.  We are…

  • An Empty Tomb Triumphs Over An Empty Church

    And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen.    Luke 24:5-6        These days of quarantine have offered many of us a little extra time to ponder upon the events of Holy Week.  Some of us have been able to journey with Jesus as He entered Jerusalem on a donkey and people shout…

  • Time to Change Gears!

    Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 1 Tim. 4:7                       The calendar flipped to April this morning.  March was definitely one of the most unusual months we have ever experienced.  We’ve talked a little about the need to adjust to a new normal.  It sounds like this new normal is going to last for several more weeks.  Therefore, it is ne…