Daily Devotional November 24, 2020

Lauren and I were visiting Monday morning.  She said she and Bob had taken the children to their deer lease and had a wonderful time.  Then came the shocking part.  Lauren said, “Cameron got to shoot her .22 caliber rifle for the first time.”  Those words sent chills down my spine. Then, even more disturbing, … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 24, 2020

Daily Devotional November 23, 2020

Carol sent the following email.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  My favorite is number 2."SIX LITTLE STORIES WITH LOTS OF MEANINGS1.  Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of prayer, all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.  That is faith.2.  When … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 23, 2020

Daily Devotional November 20, 2020

Daily Devotional November 20, 2020 Rerun of Daily Devotional November 14, 2018 Sunday, after preaching what I knew was the greatest sermon ever, Ted walked up and asked if I would have an electrical plug installed in his pew for his CPAP.  Somehow I don’t think Ted was as impressed with my sermon as I … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 20, 2020

Daily Devotional November 19, 2020

Daily Devotional for November 19, 2020 For the past ten years, Laura has served our church by preparing the elements for the Sacrament of Holy Communion in both traditional worship services. But selfishly, every year Laura takes a weekend off to travel. This means someone else must prepare the elements. A few months ago, it … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 19, 2020

Daily Devotional November 18, 2020

I have a tank with a huge problem.  It is spring fed, which means it is almost always full.  This is a problem because the rain flowing off the hill, feeding the tank, quickly overflows.  This has caused a tremendous erosion problem that looks just like the Grand Canyon. Brian is an engineer.  His expertise … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 18, 2020

Daily Devotional November 17, 2020

I have been welding up a pipe fence around our house for a little over a year.  It is one of those projects that I work on when everything else is done.  The problem is everything else is never done. Every morning, for months, when I would open the door and step out onto the … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 17, 2020

Daily Devotional November 16, 2020

This past week, after three visits to doctors and two to the emergency room, Shannon had surgery.  It was a huge blessing and we expect that she will make a full recovery.In the meantime, I am doing everything that Shannon usually does around the house, as well as working with the cows and horses.  While … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 16, 2020

Daily Devotional November 9, 2020

The sea of life seems to be pretty rough and choppy.  Between skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, the unending election drama, our economy teetering on the edge, children and teachers struggling with never imagined educational procedures, and people dealing with inordinate amounts of stress, it feels like the waves are about to swamp the boat and drag … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 9, 2020

Daily Devotional November 5, 2020

Yesterday, my daughter, Lindsey, called and between bursts of uncontrollable laughter said, "Oh my gosh, I'm raising a little you." And while I've always thought it would be a gift from God to raise a little me, I asked her to tell me what she meant. She explained that my four-year old granddaughter, Emma, had … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 5, 2020

Daily Devotional November 4, 2020

In 1986, the English rock band Genesis released the song "Land of Confusion."  It was one of the most popular videos on MTV. What made the video version of "Land of Confusion" so popular was the music, caricature puppets, and the message of political confusion of the day.   It seems especially appropriate for the day … Continue reading Daily Devotional November 4, 2020