Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2017

Racism is an attitude that is diametrically opposed to Christianity. Racism views others with prejudice based on outward appearance. Christianity views others with love and compassion based on the fact that all humans are sinners in need of a Savior. This Savior, Jesus Christ, has made a new people redeemed by His blood from every tribe, tongue, and nation. The Christian is one who has been redeemed by shear mercy of God--not for anything in us--so any boasting in self and in the flesh is utterly hateful to God. To emphasize the truth that no race is superior to another before God, He assembles His church with people of every tribe, tongue, and nation under heaven. Speaking of Jesus, the people of God in Heaven are quoted in Revelation 5:9, "You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation."






Christmas is a wonderful time for friends and family members to gather together, and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil 2:8"
Christmas means that God humbled Himself and took the form of His creation. As a human, he endured all of the temptations and frustrations of this life to rescue us and defeat death! Christmas is a celebration of our Lord’s grace and mercy towards us. 
We are all born sinners; however, when we humble ourselves and accept him as our Lord and Savior, we are born again into his glorious kingdom. 
We pray that you and your family have a Merry Christmas and rejoice in the true reason for the season.

Dearest Jessa

November 4, 2016







Dearest Jessa,

It’s your birthday, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to call you some names.

“Jessa-Blessa:” Because you were such a blessing to your parents growing up, and because you’re such a blessing to your own little family now. (Plus it rhymes!)

“Bride:” I could call you “wife” but “bride” carries more of the romantic sentiment of the wedding day. Because I want the young love to continue and remember the vows we made to each other, I’ll call you “Bride”…”MY Bride!”

“Mother:” Throwing this one in here for Spurgeon and Baby #2 because you are such a loving and caring mother to them. Since they’re too young to say “Happy birthday,” I’ll say it for them.

“Beautiful:” Because you are! Inside and out!

“Amazing:” Okay…maybe not a name, but you are amazing!

“Beloved:” Because you’re my Beloved and you are beloved of God.

I thank God that He brought you into the world and that He brought us together! You’ve blessed my life and the lives of others in so many ways! I love you from the depths of my heart!

Happy birthday, Sweetheart!