A Gift That Fits
by Tom Linderman on December 12th, 2022
A Gift That Fits “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him!” Romans 15:13I’m reminded me of the woman who once stuck her Christmas wish list to the fridge for her husband to read.  She kept it brilliantly simple, asking only for “something that will make me look slim and beautiful.”When Christmas arrived, she looked forward to opening a package with something silky i...  Read More
You are Precious!
by Tom Linderman on December 6th, 2022
You are Precious!“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,  and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”   1 Peter 2:6Many have heard the joke about the Uhaul following a Hurst, but we know how we are not able to take possessions to Heaven.  It’s not hard to accumulate more than a Uhaul truck could fill and we often think about how precious our possessions are t...  Read More
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