• The book of Jude in our Bibles is rarely referenced in sermons and lessons, but in this brief letter, verse 21, we read:


    "Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life."


    Mike and I visited with our oldest church member yesterday. Rebecca Wolf is 101 years old and as spry as ever. Throughout the years she would often say to me that she talked with "the Father" every single day throughout the day. Then, we would usually converse about what heaven would be like. Rebecca repeated something yesterday that I've heard her say many times concerning heaven and eternal life. She simply said: "I'm ready."

  • Today, May 15, is National Chocolate Chip Day.  Yep, this is the day for all chocolate chip lovers to celebrate!  From cookies, to ice cream, to muffins and beyond, make sure you pause today to celebrate! The chocolate chip cookie is so popular in the U.S., that it accounts for over a quarter of all cookies sold and consumed by Americans. We do love our chocolate chip cookies! They are a sweet treat few can resist!  


    Something even sweeter that we can and should share every day are words of affirmation and encouragement! The Bible speaks of gracious words impacting our lives in a soothing way. 

  • After several months of waiting, our septic system at home is being repaired. I am actually watching the men work as I write this devotion! We experienced a leak in the system which let everyone nearby know that our septic line was not working - if you know what I mean! I think all of you know the purpose of a septic tank. It holds everything that comes from the shower, sink and toilet and distributes the waste water throughout a filter drain system in the ground.


    I know, some of you are thinking right now...how in the world can this be a devotion and offer any spiritual lesson? Well, somehow I can find spiritual truth in most situations of life! So let's look to a verse in the New Testament written by the apostle Paul.