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The Keys To Personal Growth 

I am a reader. I always have been and hopefully always will be. In a good week I digest and absorb several books that help me to grow personally as well as in my chosen profession as a preacher and teacher of God’s Word. In a tough week when things don’t go as planned I […]

Because God Loves Us

The Bible states: “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins … We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:10, 19). We didn’t love God, but He loved us. We didn’t deserve this gift of […]

Building Healthy Relationships

I am a people person and I am an introvert. That may sound like a contradiction but really it is not. As an introvert I need personal time and personal space. I need to be away from others so that I can think, feel, and process. However, I like being with people simply because I […]

Sometimes I Deceive Myself

https://rhm.podbean.com/e/sometimes-i-deceive-myself/   Slogan: Deception Infection I don’t watch a lot of television but I do watch on You Tube parts of American Idol I am careful, since it does sound kind of … idolatrous If you were to watch the first few shows of the season — when the judges travel around the country for […]

Because God Loves Us

The Bible states: “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins … We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:10, 19). We didn’t love God, but He loved us. We didn’t deserve this gift of […]

The Moravian Movement

Sometimes small steps of faith reverberate for centuries. At the beginning of the 1700’s, in the small village of Ženklava in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic, a young carpenter named Christian David came to faith in Christ. The Catholic Hapsburgs ruled the land at the time, Bibles were outlawed for the common man, […]

Sometimes I Miss the Big Picture

https://rhm.podbean.com/e/sometimes-miss-the-big-picture/   It seems we all have issues we need to be dealing with This week I have been helping some of the young people I work with deal with issues of guilt, anger, and greed It is interesting to note: Guilt says, “I owe you” Anger says, “You owe me” Greed says, “I owe […]

Sometimes I’m Afraid I’ll Fail

https://rhm.podbean.com/e/sometimes-i-am-afraid-i-will-fail/ Everyone faces a fear or two in their lifetime … One fear that I have faced a number of times over the last 50 years has been fear of failure … looked a little different each time Fear of not being able to live up to my ordination vows Fear of failing to be […]

Sometimes I Suck At Handling Criticism

https://rhm.podbean.com/e/sometimes-i-suck-at-handling-criticism/ The truth is, I suck at handling criticism — especially nitpicking, ignorance-based, selfishly motivated, unjustified criticism.  Alright, I admit it — Sometimes I suck at handling any kind of criticism.  At my age you would think I should be able to rise above it.  I hate the way it always gets to me.  This […]