• Veterans Day

    Posted:11/03/2017

    I remember, in a time not so distant, being led by a teacher in a line of class mates to stand outside a two-room wooden schoolhouse where we gazed into the blue morning sky and lifted our voices and solemnly recited the pledge of allegiance to our American flag.

     

    I stood in awe as a child, but as an adult the sight of a fluttering flag floods my heart with pride.

     

  • Find Rest in God

    Posted:10/27/2017

    Throughout history many people have practiced the discipline of meditation.

     

    It is peaceful rest that quiets the mind while reflecting upon God and His word. Augustine wrote in "Confessions" (his deeply philosophical and theological autobiography) "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee".

     

  • The Good Book

    Posted:09/29/2017

    I saw a quote recently that I believe is as true as anything I have ever read: "If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn't!"

     

    A well-worn Bible speaks volumes. This ageless Book has given millions daily guidance, spiritual and emotional support and given hope to the hopeless.

     

  • In the Box

    Posted:09/22/2017

    Like many employees at PMC I am participating in the HMR weight loss program. Everyone in the program knows what it means to be "in the box" or "out of the box." To be "in the box," you are in compliance and eat only meals that are HMR approved. "We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 1:3). The term sin means to miss the target or the goal God has set for us.

  • To seek and to save

    Posted:09/08/2017

    Too often, especially of Christians, we tend to be judgmental of others. We sometimes see others as vile and feel we are in a better class than they are, or will have our own special place in Heaven. We are all guilty. 'For there is no respect of persons with God.' (Romans 2:11)

     

  • God cares for us

    Posted:09/01/2017

    While watering a fern on my front stoop, I noticed a small bird's nest hidden between the fronds of the plant. Leaning closer, I saw three small eggs resting there. I was careful not to disturb its contents, knowing that Momma bird would soon return.

  • Our Inheritance

    Posted:08/11/2017

    Today many people make the common mistake of thinking of the here and now. Our minds get wrapped up in daily life. Our daily thoughts are comprised of a son's soccer game, a doctor's appointment or a planned golf outing. Occasionally we think about our future and we plan for our retirement or owning our own home.

     

  • Real Love

    Posted:08/04/2017

    Little children absolutely love making something special for their moms on Mother's Day.

     

    They are so anxious, they rarely wait until the holiday to bestow their gifts.

     

    Wanting to please their mother, they give the special love filled gift to her waiting in anticipation for smiles, hugs and praise in return for their handiwork.

     

  • The One who loves all

    Posted:07/28/2017

    Many different images run through our minds when we picture Jesus. Titles such as "King of Kings", "Prince of Peace", and "Lord of Lords" often cast Jesus in a "royal light."

     

  • Bold and Confident

    Posted:07/21/2017

    Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

     

    Each day has its own wonders and challenges. They can be either positive or negative. It all depends upon our relationship with God and our personal dependence on and security in our Lord.