The Comeback Trail

I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14 In 1936 boxer Joe... read more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I have always felt just a little different.  Eccentric isn’t quite descriptive of how I feel about myself.  Neither does odd, unconventional, peculiar, strange, weird or bizarre.  After all, I look in the mirror, I see a balding, grey bearded, Protestant pastor, with... read more

Special Guest Blog by Sarah Boatright

The following was sent by Sarah Boatright to those involved in Children’s ministry.  I asked her permission to use it as our main blog on our website this week.  The ministry and dates are important to all of us. Her witness in the first paragraph is something I... read more

My Favorite Miley Moment

If you’re gonna celebrate New Year – ya better hurry up about it. After anticipating Christmas for months, New Year’s comes just that quickly and then the world moves on to Valentine’s Day.  Just like that we sing “Auld Lang Sine” then move into baskets full of... read more

The Glory of the Lord

There is an old joke about what my parents used to call a C and E Christian.  You know, they attend church on Christmas and Easter.  As the C and E gentleman was shaking hands with the pastor at the end of the Christmas Eve service he says, “Boy, pastor, you sure are... read more

Good King Wenceslas

            Most afternoons as I sit in my office, I have children’s music lessons playing in the background.  I usually know they are there, but I really don’t hear them.  It isn’t that I tune them out, I just don’t note them.             The other day I did notice... read more

Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer

Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer Jesus taught us how to pray.  Take that statement just for what it says.  The Son of God taught us how to pray to God. Without getting into the metaphysics of it.  Jesus taught us how to talk to him anytime, from anywhere, about... read more

Wee Willie Keeler

Wee Willie Keeler. Back in the recesses of our memory, that name might ring a bell. He was a Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder who is best remembered for the phrase, “Hit ‘em where they ain’t.” He was what is called a place hitter. Rather than swinging for the fences... read more

Pray for the People of Our Country

From the time I was nine years old until I left northeast Ohio around my 30th birthday, it seemed I was always around politicians and politics. My mom, Blanche, was a politician. She ran for office only once, but she was always in and around campaigns, and public... read more

Hope in God I Will Praise Him Still

2013 was just a disaster. Not for me, but the Houston Astros. They lost a whopping 111 out of a 162 baseball games. Their winning percentage was a lousy .315. They ended up 45 games out of first place in their division.  To make matters worse, that season they moved... read more