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Desperate Deer

I have long enjoyed pursuing and harvesting wild game. Hunting for squirrels, turkeys, and especially deer is a significant part of my heritage – and my grocery budget! I know any activity that involves killing an animal can be hard for some to sympathize with, but for me it is just as much provision as sport. For instance, last fall I was able to provide a wild turkey…

Why?

“Why did God let this happen to me?” “Your God must be a monster if He lets wars and cancer and rape happen.” “Why should I believe in a God who doesn’t care about me?” Maybe you’ve heard lines like these when you witness. Every person has had something happen to them or seen something happen to someone else that could make them doubt the goodness of God. It’s a valid…

Memorial Day

We humans are a people of narrow perspective. It seems almost impossible for us to be mindful of anything outside our own lifespan. Whether it’s a generation into the future, a generation into the past, or the eternity to come, we just don’t seem to care. Each year, Memorial Day makes this obvious. Memorial Day is about memory. But since our own memories only go back to…

Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer, which is observed today, has always been a big part of my life. My siblings and I grew up in a ministry where observing the Day of Prayer was a yearly event. I clearly remember how our fellow Child Evangelism Fellowship of Eastern PA workers would agonize in prayer over the ills of our nation at our yearly Day of Prayer gatherings. But I also…

VBS Prep has officially begun!

The theme is “Over the Moat,” which means you’ll see lots of castle and knight-themed decorations going up around the church in preparation for VBS – July 10-14! Plans are growing, decorators are brainstorming, and I’ve already started contacting helpers from previous years to join our volunteer staff again. If you helped last year and I haven’t talked to you yet, expect…

Emotion In Worship

Psalms 84:1-2 says: “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.” Amiable, according to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, means “Lovely; worthy of love; deserving of affection.” You know what it means to long for something. To faint for something means to…

A Few Things I’ve Noticed

I actually wanted today’s blog post to mostly be a thank you from me to the folks at FCBC, because I’ve noticed a few things. I’ve noticed how many people are volunteering at Awana, and how often they show real concern for the kids. Thank you! I’ve noticed how easy it is to get people to jump up and help out with little things like setting up or taking down tables and…