Guest Blog Post: Anxiety in the midst of a global pandemic

Carilyn makes an appearance on our podcast! Check it out! I suspect many of you, like myself, have been watching the unfolding of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a profound sense of unease. I suspect many of us have watched with a growing sense of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty the evolution of something thatContinue reading “Guest Blog Post: Anxiety in the midst of a global pandemic”

Trial brings out our best…and worst.

It is Monday–a fresh word from the Bible: The scriptures are full of reminders that those who trust in the Lord will be saved. Psalm 37 says, “the blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care.”  When I hear the word blameless, shards of shame scrape against my soul because I know that I amContinue reading “Trial brings out our best…and worst.”

Guest Blog Post: So, the kids are home…

Your Kids Are Home For An Extended Time – Now What? Last week when schools shut down, it was a big surprise. As soon as this happened parents started wondering what they were going to do about making sure their students continue to learn. I know school districts across the country are working hard toContinue reading “Guest Blog Post: So, the kids are home…”

Baffling the Devil Through Crisis

In crisis, the Devil seeks to get us off track. We are susceptible to be deceived. I am thankful for the presence of the scriptures… In Luke 4 and Matthew 4, the Devil tempts Jesus. We can relate to the temptations. Today, let’s focus on the responses of Jesus. These responses can be ours asContinue reading “Baffling the Devil Through Crisis”

The Event of Our Lives

We are walking through what I am beginning to call “the event of our lives.” The pivot that we are now in is more significant than anything that I have been through and likely the most significant world-wide event since WW2.  I don’t mean to downplay the significance of any other event (9/11, Natural Disasters,Continue reading “The Event of Our Lives”

Guest Blog Post: Tyler Nice

Private James McNeese arrived in Portland, Oregon on October 3rd, with his military unit. He and his compatriots were en route to training in Texas. Private McNeese had felt fine the day before but he had suddenly begun to feel ill. He went to the hospital, where doctors immediately diagnosed him with the Spanish Flu.Continue reading “Guest Blog Post: Tyler Nice”

Pastor Isaac’s Special Devotion #2

March 14, 2020 We are in a pivot of history. Decisions are being made and policies instituted. The future will take note of our responses now. I have two thoughts about this shift: we aren’t equipped and we are equipped. Let me explain. We Aren’t Equipped for This As society shifts and the infrastructure thatContinue reading “Pastor Isaac’s Special Devotion #2”

Pastor Isaac’s Special Devotion #1

March 13, 2020 Get Prayer Here We are living now in a time where the certainty of the rhythms of the world are upset. In just a few days many sectors of our ‘normal lives’ have been cancelled, postponed and undone. We cannot say for certain what the future holds, but it is likely thatContinue reading “Pastor Isaac’s Special Devotion #1”