Daily Devotional October 28, 2021

Rerun of Daily Devotional October 28, 2019 I am pumped.  Halloween is coming and our church is having a Fall Festival.  Shannon signed us up to be in the Trunk or Treat.  Last night, Shannon volunteered to make my costume.  Immediately I had a flashback to my twenties, when I was an officer in an … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 28, 2021

Daily Devotional for October 27, 2021

One of the most important things I do on Sunday mornings is the children’s sermon.  For me, it’s not so much about the lesson as it is relating to these beautiful little people.My hope is when they grow up, they will remember that pastors are safe people to talk to.  I want them to know … Continue reading Daily Devotional for October 27, 2021

Daily Devotional for October 26, 2021

Yesterday, was my wonderful Aunt Linda's birthday.  When I told Shannon it was Aunt Linda's birthday, she said, "Oh no!  I forgot to send a birthday card.  I am a horrible person."I agreed.Apparently, this was the one time in our marriage, when Shannon actually wanted me to disagree with her.  I'm so confused.The only people … Continue reading Daily Devotional for October 26, 2021

Daily Devotional October 25, 2021

Two days ago, my younger brother, turned fifty-eight years old.  This means John is now officially older than dirt. What's so strange is I don't see him as an old man.  I still see him as we were when we were younger but time has moved on.  Sometimes I forget. This got me thinking. I … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 25, 2021

Daily Devotional October 21, 2021

Rerun of Daily Devotional October 21, 2019 In 2008, Billy Currington released a song about sitting in a bar with an old man.  As they get to know each other, he sings, "We talked about God's grace and all the hell we raised, then I heard the ol' man say; "God is great, beer is … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 21, 2021

Daily Devotional October 20, 2021

Yesterday, I saw a report about thousands of cargo ships sitting offshore, waiting for their turn to enter ports to be unloaded.  The same report explained the entire supply chain is backed up and will wreak havoc on Christmas shopping. The reporter announced if you want to have a good Christmas, better start shopping now. … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 20, 2021

Daily Devotional October 19, 2021

Shannon is one of those truly rare, irritating people that can do anything she sets her mind to.  She’s a jack of all trades. She uses her tractor to rake the hay, pens and loads the cows, helps me build fence, plants every type of tree God ever created, grows flowers and vegetables, is incredibly … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 19, 2021

Daily Devotional for October 14, 2021

Last week, Facebook went down for the day.  Breana, our twelve-year-old Children’s Program Director, told me it was one of the worst days of her life.  She found herself continually reaching for her phone only to realize Facebook wasn’t there.  She said, “I about died.”When I asked Emma, our 11-year-old youth intern, how Facebook’s absence … Continue reading Daily Devotional for October 14, 2021

Daily Devotional for October 13, 2021

This past Sunday, just before the first worship service, as the choir finished rehearsing, one of my all-time favorite people began to feel ill.  Luckily, her doctor was also singing in the choir and was able to immediately determine the problem.Realizing she was going to be okay but needed to rest, she stayed in the … Continue reading Daily Devotional for October 13, 2021