April 2019

Easter is a time of such HOPE. Each year, we cele-brate the reality that Jesus is alive—and that brings us HOPE. We celebrate that we will be with Him for eternity. And our HOPE is that those loved ones who have preceded us will be there, too.

April 2019

 

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March 2019

March is an enigma month. The weather in March is just so “iffy”! Winter has certainly left its mark on us, and it may not be over. But March also is a “Get ready” month—get ready for Easter, get ready for Spring, plan for Summer, and get ready to leave Winter behind. God has a time-table for the changing seasons, just like His timetable for us. I sense God is telling us to “get ready” for what He has in store. I don’t know about you, but I am ready.

March 2019

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February 2019

February can be a con-fusing month as we struggle with the last gasps of winter. I can accept the cold weather of Winter, but I sure don’t enjoy shoveling it!! I am glad that February is the shortest month of the year, and that groundhogs only predict weather—and they don’t control it. But then again, forsythia comes back in February—I love bright yellow.

 February 2019

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January 2019

Our Christmas celebration was truly a joy and a bless-ing again this year. Advent and the Choir’s presentation of Only Love, our Christmas cantata were beautiful re-minders of the wonderful story of that first Christmas.

January 2019

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December 2018

Christmas is coming!!—and we have cold weather and the first snowfall to prove it. The changing of the seasons this year has seemed sudden and radical. Where was Spring? And what happened to Fall? This has been a memorable year! As we conclude this season of Thanksgiving, I anticipate many things that will make this Christmas memorable, too. That is certainly true for FBCO, and I pray it will be so for your family, as well.

 December 2018

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November 2018

November is the season for giving THANKS… and we have so much to be thankful for — for our nation, for our Church, and for our families. I have much to be thankful for in my life and my ministry, and I thank God, my dear wife, and all of you.

November 2018

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October 2018

October is finally here! This is my favorite time of year—cool air, colorful trees, the sights and smells of home.

October 2018

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September 2018

I love September!! I love watching as God turns green to gold in nature. Apples are ripe, pumpkins are growing, and we get to “change gears ” from the Summer rush. September is a month of New Beginnings.

September 2018

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