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“Jesus, All I Want for Christmas is You.”

There is a popular Christmas song out by Mariah Carey called, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”  It’s got a good beat, she has a great voice, and the song plays frequently on the radio and Pandora.  As I listened to her sing it this morning, I thought about [...]

Praise God for His Creation!

Nick and I just returned from a lovely weekend in New Mexico.  We started our journey in Albuquerque, where Nick attended a few meetings, and I got some much appreciated downtime.  After his meetings ended, we drove a little north and spent a couple days in Santa Fe.  What a [...]

“… Just Take a Walk!”

I recently received the following email from our conference office encouraging us to participate in a Harvest Prayer Walk on October 8th: “Prayer puts feet to our response to the many spiritual, mental and physical needs we see in our communities.  God is calling his people to pray for our [...]

Pray for Our Kids!

School seems to start earlier every year.  The 2016-2017 school year has already begun. This past week, the youth group met and spent time praying for one another and for other students everywhere who have started another school year.  Please join me as I continue to pray this month for [...]

Youth Madness Week

This is always an exciting time of the year in the life of a church.  Youth are just getting back from the summer mission trip and kids of all ages are coming back from spending a week at Camp Yolijwa.  They are all excited about what God is doing, and [...]

“As Iron Sharpens Iron…”

The summer camping ministry is in full swing at Camp Yolijwa.  The theme this year is “Iron Sharpens Iron” and is based on Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”  The directors of each week then take the main theme and make up a sub-theme that [...]

Stay Connected

It is exciting to be a part of what God is doing at Yocumtown Church of God.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the “Grow It Forward” garden, I encourage you to make your way up there.  Mark has been giving us updates on the progress, but it [...]

More Than Just a Building

How do you define the Church?  Is it just a building?  A house of worship?  Or is it so much more?  I hope you know it is so much more. Last week, I was in bed with the flu.  The high temperature, body aches, coughing, flat on your back for [...]

A Flawed and Loyal Disciple

In the book, “Twelve Ordinary Men,” John McArthur describes Peter as “eager, aggressive, bold, and outspoken — with a habit of revving his mouth while his brain was in neutral.” (Twelve Ordinary Men, pg. 31)  He says, “Peter was impetuous, impulsive, and over-eager.” (pg. 35) Sounds pretty accurate.  Peter was [...]

Believe!

He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  What do those words mean to you?  It is the resurrection of Jesus that separates us from all other religions.  “Only Christianity has a God who became human, literally died for his people, and was raised again in power and glory to rule [...]

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