David’s Thoughts

Pastor’s July Newsletter Article

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh A 7’3″ basketball player didn’t start out that tall. The 350-pound lineman was much lighter at one time. The movie star was once unknown. Both Google and HP were started in garages, not multi-million dollar facilities. Apple, Microsoft, and…

Pastor’s June 2018 article

I’m not much of an adventurer. I know what I like and I’m content to stick with the “tried and true” rather than venturing into uncharted waters.

When I visited my daughter in Washington state last year, I discovered one of her agendas was getting me to eat oysters. When she informed me of her intentions, I balked. There was NO way I was going to eat oysters. I didn’t want to eat oysters and didn’t see any reason why I would.

Pastor’s May 2018 Article

May has arrived! Two big “M’s” of May are Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. We set both days aside to remember those who have made sacrifices and be thankful. Mother’s Day on May 13th reminds us what our mothers have done for us and provides an opportunity to say, “Thank you.” Memorial Day on May…

Pastor’s April 2018 Article

Now What? It was over. All the work, all the training, and all the preparation were finally over. As I reflected upon the previous six years of staying up late, working hard, and looking forward, the question that formed was, “What now?” Now that I had graduated, what would I do? Would I continue on the…

Pastor’s March 2018 Newsletter Article

We are right smack in the middle of Lent. This year, I decided to give up chocolate. Why? Well, I like chocolate. I really like chocolate. I had a hard time finding something to give up. Over the past several years, I’ve stopped most of my unhealthy eating. I don’t drink soda. I’ve gotten away from…

December 2017 Pastor’s Article

Traditions, such as putting up the tree, driving around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights, making hot chocolate, throwing open the sash, stomping around on the housetop, or reminding the children that Santa is watching those who are naughty and those who are nice, make Christmas celebrations memorable and meaningful for generations. Perhaps you have…

Pastor’s Article – November 2017

For the past year, I’ve reflected on one Psalm a week. I felt spending the entire week with a Psalm and reading the Psalm’s entry in a commentary would be a good way to go deeper. A few weeks ago, I spent the week reflecting on Psalm 84. The psalmist writes, “1 How lovely is…

How to Read the Bible Like John Wesley

October 2017 Article: How to Read the Bible Like John Wesley In the preface to his book of sermons Wesley shares his devotion to the Bible. He also shares how he approaches Scripture, which, it turns out, is a pretty good method that we can use. John Wesley writes: “I want to know one thing,—the…

Pastor’s September Newsletter Article

NEWTON’S LAW “An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” I’m sure you’ve encountered the above “Law of Inertia” or Newton’s first law of motion…

A Very Brady Lesson

I love the Brady Bunch episode where Greg writes, what he believes will be, a hit song called “We Can Make the World a Whole Lot Brighter.” He wants to record the song, but doesn’t have the $150 to rent the recording studio. Peter convinces him to have all his brothers and sisters sing since…