Pastor’s Heart (Page 3)

Let the Children Come

I want to thank every person that spent time this week praying for the ministry to children and teens in our valley. We had a wonderful week of Neighborhood Bible Time for our Vacation Bible School and the Fortress Frenzy Youth Revival. I also thank each person that took their efforts a step further by…

The Greatness of God

This week I read in Isaiah 43 and I was blessed to be reminded of the greatness of our God. The true and living God who has communicated to us in His Word, the Bible, is superior to any and every other object of worship. There is no god beside the true God and all…

Impacting Our Nation and World

This week we will celebrate the birth of our nation. I hope you will join us here on the church property for a potluck BBQ to celebrate, praise, and pray for our nation as a church family. Can you imagine the world situation over the past two hundred plus years without the United States of…

Living Like a Child of God

When it comes to living life God’s way, we humans are very ill equipped to do so on our own. Our flesh, our nature, our pride, our society, and our ancestry all work against us to make living life God’s way a very daunting endeavor in our own efforts. We often fail to be realistic…

Too Blessed to be Stressed

Many years ago, I saw this written on T-shirts of an entire family who were together for a family reunion. The phrase really caught my attention and was a reality check for me because it was a stressful time in my life. It helped me to remember that, as a child of God, this statement…

Doers Not Hearers Only

If you miss Wednesday nights, you miss a great spiritual boost to help you get through the week. The mid-week service is a great encouragement of fellowship with God’s people in your church family, praise to the Lord, communing together before the throne of God, bearing one another’s burdens in prayer, and a wonderful truth…

“Life Can Get Complicated”

I have always encouraged my children to keep life simple. However, no matter how hard you try, sometimes life can get complicated and challenging even when you are trying to keep it simple. I personally do not understand why some people seem to choose to make life harder than it needs to be. We all…

“Give Honor to Whom is Due”

In Roman 13:7, God’s Word gives us instructions to “render” which means to give, deliver, or pay and then it mentions several things. One of the things in the list is honor. We are to show honor to whom honor is due. Any one that uses their life to serve others is worthy of honor.…

Why Am I Here?

This is a question that people have been asking from the beginning of time. It is a good question to ask ourselves in a variety of applications. It is a vital question to help us understand purpose, to determine function, and to measure success. If we do not know why we are in a certain…

“Happy Mother’s Day”

Mothers are a vital part of each and every one of our lives. God’s Word makes the role of women in the world, in a marriage, and in a child’s life a priceless influence. Without a mother, none of us would be here today, because she was the beginning of each of our lives. Research…