Feelings and Worship

Last Saturday I ran a 5K race that was held in conjunction with our hometown’s annual summer “Tater Daze” festival. I registered for the race earlier in the week, and the race was scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Early Saturday morning I was awakened to the sound of...

Like Tree Bark, Part 2

Last week I wrote about statements of faith, also known as creeds, that were written to protect Christians from false teachings by focusing on the true beliefs of the Church. Over time Christian creeds have served to set Christianity apart from other religions and...

Like Tree Bark

There are a wide variety of trees in Minnesota where I live. Even though there are many variations in their shapes, colors, and textures, trees have some things in common, including their bark. I invite you to think for a moment:  What is the purpose of bark on a...

God’s Grace and A Candy Bar

Our worship of God is confirmed and tangible when we are attentive and obedient to His voice and leadership in our everyday lives. God has shown and taught me this many times, but one incident really brought this home to me. I hope it encourages you. I thank God for...