Category Archives: Being Blessed

Proverbs 20:7 How Fathers Can Bless Their Children

Good morning, I thought I would do something different today and share my Father’s Day sermon on this blog. It is an honor and a blessing to share God’s Word with you one more time.  I hope you had a … Continue reading

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Pass the Baton, Tell the Story

A couple of nights each week, I serve as an on-call chaplain at a local hospital.  It is a great team to be a part of.  We work with some wonderful nurses, doctors and other staff and we get to … Continue reading

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Lessons I Have Learned from My Dogs

Our household isn’t as full now as it has been over the years.  Although the kids and grandkids live pretty close by, most days it’s just the wife and me in the house.  And the dogs.  I’ve had more time … Continue reading

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What Should I Do Now?

I was asking someone the other day how they were doing during this time of “sheltering in place.”  They said that they and their family and friends were healthy physically and managing okay financially.  While they did not have any … Continue reading

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Make Room for Something New

I have a few days off this week and have been using the time to do a few things that really need to be done.  I cleaned the refrigerator and this afternoon I started cleaning out my closet.  It may … Continue reading

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Counting Blessings, My Cup Runneth Over!

On Christmas day, Marta and I spent some time with family.  We were able to visit with Marta’s parents and all of our kids and our grandkids.  And of course, we exchanged some gifts.  I got some wonderful gifts, new … Continue reading

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Hope Through God’s Word

This week I am starting to work on a short devotional about hope that I have been asked to share at a local hospital.   I have been praying and studying some scriptures which speak about hope.  So many of my … Continue reading

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Working in You and Through You

I am excited that we are having another baptism tomorrow at church.  This will be the second baptism we have had this summer.  And we will have another one soon as another young man came forward last week to give … Continue reading

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Blessings from Above

This week I was reading about the time when Jesus got into Simon Peter’s boat and asked Simon to push out from the shore so He could preach to the large crowd gathering there.  Simon had fished all night and … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

This past week I had a conversation with some kids and we got to talking about prayer.  One of them who is about 11 years old shared with me that he likes to count his blessings when he prays.  He … Continue reading

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