“Mother Teresa Quotes.” Xplore Inc, 2018. 17 April 2018.


Sunday Night Thoughts


Seems like we have experienced weather of all types this past week. I have run in all types of weather this week.  We started the week on a consecutive streak of snowy days.  We had 8 straight days of snow – of some sort.  During the latter half of this week, we had shirt-sleeve weather.  Yesterday, I was able to run in lighter clothing – shorts, a long-sleeved t-shirt and a running shirt (also long-sleeved.)

This week, things got back to normal on the bus runs, we did our all of our normal bus runs. It was nice to get back into a regular rhythm.  Initially I thought we had an easy week otherwise, but ended up having each night full.  We had our church board meeting – which was really good – prayer meeting on Wednesday and on Thursday night we had our semi-annual missions meeting.  On Friday evening, instead of Emmaus Road, we attended a funeral of a pastor on our district.  One of the highlights was a pastor’s choir and we sang “Amazing Grace.”

I have finally hit the running scene again, despite the weather.  Because of that, I was able to get in 25 miles this week, including a long 6 miler yesterday.  My legs are feeling the extra mile.  Hopefully soon the extra mileage will help me take off the extra pounds.

We had a great service this morning.  The Holy Spirit was evident.  I was able to preach from 1 John on “Living In the Light.”  That’s about all I have for tonight.  Have a great week.

Prayer for the Week


O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Children of God

pexels-photo-325521.jpegActs 3:12-19  •  Psalm 4  •  1 John 3:1-7  •  Luke 24:36b-48

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.

Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.

Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous.

1 John 3:1-7  New Living Translation (NLT)