Seek Week, Friday – Enlarged Faith

It always strikes me as a bit odd that we try to improve conditions in our lives by greater obedience without working on having greater faith.  I suppose it is a result of our dependence on religious practices where we imagine we will somehow gain something from God in exchange for our acts of service […]

Seek Week, Monday – Enlarged Horizons

Myopia is a condition of the eyes that indicates nearsightedness.  In common language we have adapted the word myopic to describe an attitude or limitation of perspective where we cannot see the larger picture.  The proverbial, “Can’t see the forest for the trees” is a myopic condition.  There are large barriers that impose themselves into […]

Seek Week 2015 – “Enlarged”

In late November, I was reading the passage in Isaiah 9 that predicted the coming Messiah with the words we used for the child dedication and blessing in our Christmas service, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.”  In the verses that begin that chapter, Isaiah declares: “You have […]

Come to the Manger… by Pastor Dora Clarkson

Shepherds came.  The Bible says they came “with haste.”  They wanted to see what had happened.  And after they saw the newborn Babe, they began telling everyone they could find what they had seen and heard.  What did it do in them?  They returned to the fields glorifying and praising God.  They experienced wonder, hope, joy, and […]

Blessing Your Children…

One of the most tender moments recorded in the life of Jesus is when the disciples were apparently forbidding little children from coming near Jesus. Matthew 19:13-15 (NLT) Some children were brought to Jesus so He could lay His hands on them and pray for them. The disciples told them not to bother Him. 14 […]