06-01-2020: First Week of Pentecost

How can any of us not be moved to exclaim with concern, “What a world we’re living in right now!”?    Pandemics. Failing economies. Skyrocketing unemployment. Brutality. Death. Divisions. Riots.    America’s list is rather long these days.    Like me, I’m sure many of you are consuming your fair share of articles offering a…

05-24-2020: Seventh Week of Easter

I hope all is well with you and your family. I continue to pray for you daily, trusting that the Lord knows your struggles, and even before any particular challenge may begin, He’s already at work using it for the good of your salvation (Romans 8:28). It’s important to say and repeat this. We need…

05-18-2020: Sixth Week of Easter

For those of you who made it to worship at Our Savior yesterday, if you took anything more from the sermon than the Gospel of Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, I hope it’s that you noticed I didn’t use the words “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” once in the whole sermon. That was deliberate. Like…

05-11-2020: Fifth Week of Easter

Last Thursday morning on the way to the church, I stopped my Jeep beside a farm on Linden Road and attempted to take a picture of the moon. The pale sphere was massive and full, and it hung just above the horizon. Its appearance was so grand, and its presence so near, I felt as…

05-04-2020: Fourth Week of Easter

Maybe you sensed by my last few eNews messages that one of the bigger concerns I have during this time of quarantine is the seemingly irreparable damage that is occurring between people—friends becoming enemies. There’s so much dividing so many right now. Honestly, I’m concerned that much of what’s at the root of these struggles…

04-27-2020: Third Week of Easter

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Don’t tell Jen I told you. She got a little angry with me this weekend, and it wasn’t because I went out and around Linden and Fenton dressed as Star Lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy”—which I did, by the way. Don’t believe me? Well,…

04-20-2020: Second Week of Easter

I mentioned to Jennifer that these Monday morning eNews introductions are a little harder to write because of the quarantine. Normally I can sit down, and within a few minutes, I discover a thought that leads me into something worth sharing—something that is, hopefully, of use to you. But not so much these days. I…

04-13-2020: First Week of Easter

The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Don’t you just love that announcement? I sure do, especially during times of uncertainty. Standing on the foundation of Christ’s all-sufficient death and justifying resurrection, the rest of the world can do all it wants to terrorize God’s people, and yet we are unmoved in spirit.…

04-06-2020: Holy Week

We’ve entered into Holy Week. This is the week of weeks in the Church Year. When it comes to our life together as a congregation, it’s surreal to be apart like this. It’s not an easy thing. I want you to know that during this time I’m praying for you—every single day. Each and every…

03-30-2020: Fifth Week in Lent

Jennifer shared with me her hope that this time together as a family will be one that instills good memories in the children rather than being a recollection of a fearful time. I’m hoping for the same, as I’m sure you are, too. Of course, after our conversation, I got to thinking about the role…