The Visitation

It has been quite a few years since I completed an eight-week pastoral visitation-training program and where I had learned a great deal. I have always enjoyed talking and listening to people, as every person has a story to tell. We just need to take the time to sit...

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Abba Father

"Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are...

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It Never Breaks

... He (God) has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5b-6It's been a number of years since I visited the mountaintop monasteries of Meteora, Greece.They...

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Dad, Help!

When I was a little boy we lived in a house by a river. The only way to reach our home from the road was to walk across a rickety, old, swinging bridge. It made for a long trip unloading the groceries from the car. Once when I was six years old I decided to help my...

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The Stable

Luke 2:6-7 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. NIVThe other morning when I was preparing to work...

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