The Glory of God
by Tom Linderman on November 28th, 2022
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Thessalonians 1:1...  Read More
The Greatest Gift
by Tom Linderman on November 21st, 2022
The Greatest Gift of All!Matthew 25:40  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”In eastern Ukraine, one church received over 400 refugees from towns under attack. Among them were some refugees from Afghanistan who had previously fled to Ukraine to escape the fighting in their homeland.  The local church ...  Read More
Catching An Attitude
by Tom Linderman on November 7th, 2022
Catching An AttitudeA study by psychologist Robert Emmons divided volunteers into three groups that each made weekly entries in journals. One group wrote five things they were grateful for. One described five daily hassles. And a control group listed five events that had impacted them in a small way. The results of the study revealed that those in the gratitude group felt better about their lives ...  Read More
by Tom Linderman on November 1st, 2022
Thankful  it's NovemberIsn’t it interesting how divided our country has become?  Next week there will be political elections, and half the nation may be upset.  Many people are having economic difficulties, and the war in Ukraine goes on and on.  Even during these difficult days, we would do well to have a thankful heart with praise to God. Psalm 34:1 “I will extol the Lord at all times; his prais...  Read More
Candy Corn
by Tom Linderman on October 25th, 2022
Nine Billion Kernels Of Candy Corn!Last year, over 15 billion bushels of corn were harvested.  I recently drove to Arthur Mennonite Church and watched countless combines harvesting cornfields. Illinois is the second leading producer of corn!  Corn is an amazingly versatile product used in countless ways.  Some of that corn will go to make the much loved “candy corn”  and now is the time of year wh...  Read More
Let Your Light Shine!
by Tom Linderman on October 17th, 2022
Let Your Light Shine!Halloween is a strange holiday, but It can be an easy segway into spiritual conversations with others.  Here are a few analogies that can be talked about,  especially since Morton, IL is the pumpkin capital of the world!Somewhere along the way, before that pumpkin had reached the store someone picked it. Jesus said in John 15:16” “I choose you and appointed you so that you mig...  Read More