Jan29WedJanuary 29, 2020
Jan22WedJanuary 22, 2020
Do you know that there are times when God asks questions?
I am intrigued by what He asked in Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
You have probably heard the phrase that it is “darkest before the...
Jan15WedJanuary 15, 2020
Jan8WedJanuary 8, 2020
ALPHA AND OMEGA
I recently heard a teenager comment that 2019 went by quickly. Little does he know how very fast the years start to go by the older you get!
How do you feel, looking back at last year? Sometimes our perspective can affect our emotions going forward into this new year. Some people experienced relational...
Dec18WedDecember 18, 2019
Dec4WedDecember 4, 2019
In September 2013, I began to write articles for our weekly Firstlight newsletter which Darlene, our Church Administrator, publishes each week. Since Pastor Tom joined our pastoral staff in 2017, the two of us have been alternate weeks to share what the Lord places upon our heart.
Typically, these articles are devotional in nature...
Nov12TueNovember 12, 2019
This past Saturday, I grabbed a few tools and spent an hour disassembling our backyard trampoline while our kids played in the leaves. For the past few years, I have assembled and disassembled this large toy with all of its screws, springs, pads, and poles in order to keep the structure clean and dry throughout the winter with the hope...
Oct30WedOctober 30, 2019
It’s the last week of October and that means three things. First of all, the annual Men’s Retreat will be here in a few days! I’m very excited about the opportunity to relax and worship with the men that will gather from FMC and Morton UMC. Secondly, the end of October means that Daylight Savings will be...
Oct16WedOctober 16, 2019
At the end of last week, our family had the opportunity to explore around the St. Louis area. Our journey took us to the Gateway Arch Monument (or the “big hill” as our twins described.) We took the opportunity to load our family of six into one of the tram ‘pods’ and take the four minute ride to the...