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Rule of Life

A few weeks ago you all afforded me some time for a 6-day study leave. The conference I attended was called CREDO and was located at the Wooded Glen Conference Center in woods of Southern Indiana. This conference was sponsored by the Presbyterian Board of Pensions and was designed for mid-career pastors. Those in attendance [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rule of Life

Seeing What We Can Become

My family will take a trip this summer out west for two weeks of camping and exploring some of the nation’s national parks. This trip is to celebrate Ben’s graduation and to have one last family vacation before he leaves for Borger, Texas and his first post graduate job with Chevron Phillips. Years ago we [...]

March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seeing What We Can Become

Annual Update

I have received many compliments for the new St. Luke Union addition we have committed ourselves to and the result that has been accomplished. A few months ago I challenged the congregation to now allow the Holy Spirit to work in your hearts and embrace where God is calling the church’s mission to bloom. To [...]

February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annual Update

Faith Resolutions

2 Thessalonians 1:11 God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith. It is the season for some sort of New Year resolution. A resolution to eat less or exercise more may be at the top of your list. Perhaps your resolution is [...]

January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Faith Resolutions

Prepare for Jesus

Luke 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee [...]

December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Prepare for Jesus

Looking at 2017

Like good Stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has been blessed with.” ~ 1 Peter 4:10   There are so many wonderful things occurring here at St. Luke Union Church, with the primary one being the construction of the long awaited for building expansion. As [...]

December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking at 2017

Staying Strong for Christ

I have just finished reading a book titled, It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, by Mary Eberstadt. This text is both a history book and a shot over the bow for people of faith, (all religious faiths), to the greater cultural influence upon what we believe. In the book the author recounts [...]

December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Staying Strong for Christ

Open Doors

Luke 11:9-10 Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.   Doors, gates, fences, walls, barriers, curbs, and railings; the image that [...]

December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Open Doors

Our Future Calling

Some years ago my family made a trip to the Grand Canyon. Another year we took our spring break vacation to Taos, New Mexico to go skiing in the southern Rockies. Yet another time we had a chance to drive to the east coast of the United States to visit family and we made plans [...]

July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Future Calling

The Act of Confession

Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”   During a children’s sermon several years ago I spoke about the act of saying, “I’m sorry.” when we have done something to someone that is not as God [...]

June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Act of Confession