August 1, 2019

August is here, and along with it one more lazy month of Summer.  So let’s talk about what is coming at church, and I will give you some opinions of course!

So what’s happening with Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting?  We continue to gather to pray and study the Bible mi...

July 1, 2019

I am thinking a good job for a bi-vocational pastor would be a barber.  Think about it- you have a captive audience not going anywhere for about 20 minutes, and he or she is probably going to be nice to you since you are holding a sharp object.  You can talk to him abo...

June 4, 2019


Summer is just about here.  And, of course, Mt. Tabor keeps rolling, keeps ministering, keeps loving in the name of Jesus.  Here are a few things I am excited about…


On Wednesday evenings at 7pm, after our community...

May 2, 2019


“This evening at 7pm there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church.  Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.”

I smile when reading the preceding church bulletin blooper.  At just about every church I have attended, we have had o...

March 28, 2019

We live in a world filled with broken and hurting people, at times including ourselves.  What so many desperate people need is the very thing God equips the normal Christian with- His love.

Sometimes it is just too easy to make a quick and surface assessment of a perso...

March 4, 2019

I will start out with what may sound to be a strange quote, but it is not!
“Mice die in mouse traps because they do not understand why the cheese is free.”  

The people out there in our neighborhoods, so busily scurrying about, with whom...

January 30, 2019


"Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s."

I Cor. 6:19-20


December 20, 2018

Here are 3 things that I am praying about for our church in 2019:

4 times to baptize
We celebrate two ordinances, the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.  And since we do the Lord’s Supper 4 times per year, it is on my heart that we should baptize at least the same number of ti...

November 28, 2018

Hanging in my office are three large pictures, all sources of inspiration for my work as a pastor and service as a Christian.  First is “Sunday Morning in Sleepy Hollow”, a painting by Washington Irving. It portrays a small group of early Americans, likely in New Engla...

November 1, 2018

Memo From The Lord: Fat People Are OK

With my wife, Debbie, going through her current challenges and soon-to-be second major surgery, I have been doing a lot of thinking about health.  Personally I am blessed with what seems to be amazingly good health. The doctors ma...

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