Why we all need to Abide

There are so many promises connected to this “abiding principle.” I will be fruitful if I abide. I will experience all of Christ if I abide. I will be more effective praying if I abide. IF I abide, THEN I will enjoy a productive and rewarding Christian life.

Judged a Lemon?

As I was sitting in the waiting area getting my tire repaired at Belle Plaine Coop Tire I picked up this book “Lemons: The World’s Worst Cars” and it had the stories and pictures of cars from the past that turned out to be not so great. It included flying cars that eventually crashed, the …

Thankful for Great Beginnings in Pastoral Ministry

I was cleaning out some files and found this newspaper clipping from my first full time ministry opportunity (1996). So thankful to Pastors George Kalb and John Fuller (now pastor of https://www.prairielakeschurch.org) for giving me the opportunity and teaching me so much. I've been serving in different ministries for 24 years and there are other …

Worry and Trust – Wisdom from the Past to Help you Today

I re-blogged this because the quotes from this Worry and Trust article are encouraging. How a fretting disposition can lead us into further problems: ‘Contentment delivers us from an abundance of temptations. Oh, the temptations that men of discontented spirits are subject to! The Devil loves to fish in troubled waters.’ (p.126) On Learning from …