Posted in October 2011

Fill Me Up Lord (by Gary Roberts)

Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Psalm 90:14 I read where more Americans are dissatisfied today than they were a few years ago. But the poll also said that a majority of Americans are still satisfied with the overall quality of … Continue reading

Let There Be Peace (by Gary Roberts)

Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. Luke 22:24 I am striving to become one who seeks the peace of God in my relationships with other people. I do not desire to be a person of strife and find myself arguing all the time. It’s no fun … Continue reading

Spending Time With God (by Gary Roberts)

When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.” Psalm 126:1-2, 5 … Continue reading

Spending Time With God (by Gary Roberts)

When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.” Psalm 126:1-2, 5 … Continue reading

Honored (by D.A. Cobb)

I was recently given my first assignment as a newly commissioned Stephen Minister. I expected to care for someone maybe going through a difficult divorce or possibly a traumatic job loss. Little did I know I would be assigned to a terminally ill husband, father and grandfather. Not only that, he had slipped into a … Continue reading

Hold Your Peace (by Gary Roberts)

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest. Exodus 14:14 In life we’re always going to have critics. We’ll always have difficult people who try to upset us and steal our peace and joy. But we don’t have to respond to every critic. We can decide to … Continue reading

Keep On Dreaming (by Gary Roberts)

‘Here comes that dreamer!’ they said to each other. Genesis, 37:19 Joseph was a dreamer. His dreams were so real that he just had to tell others about them. Not everyone was as excited about Joseph’s dreams as he was especially his brothers. But that didn’t keep Joseph from dreaming. It didn’t keep him from … Continue reading

To Walk in Trust (by Gary Roberts)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 It seems like only yesterday that I was hired to teacher sixth grade at Gardendale Elementary School in Dayton, Ohio. That was such an … Continue reading

Hello Jesus (by D.A. Cobb)

One day while browsing the aisles of a local Christian bookshop I came upon a life size poster of Jesus. He had the face we all recognize, beard, gentle compassionate eyes with dark handsome features. Before I realized it I was saying, “Hello, Jesus.” At that moment I turned and saw a young woman shopper … Continue reading

A Heavenly Mindset (by Gary Roberts)

We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. That is why … Continue reading

God’s Message (by D.A. Cobb)

A few months ago I attended a series of lectures at our local visitors and convention center. I always look forward to going downtown with all its hustle and bustle and listening to the distinctive sounds of our growing city. Whether for a sporting event or just for dinner the trip is always exciting. While … Continue reading

Break Time (by Gary Roberts)

And Jesus left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side. Mark 8:13 Jesus needed a break from the demands of the crowd. And so He got back into a boat and headed to the other side of the lake. He knew the crowd would be there waiting for … Continue reading

I Have Hope (by Gary Roberts)

When I think I have nothing on which to hold onto – I remember these Words and have hope He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all-how will He not also graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 No matter what happens to me because of these Words … Continue reading

Dog Walking (by D.A. Cobb)

I have a neighbor who takes her dog for a “walk” three or four times a day. It is a cute little Pekingese and is thoroughly spoiled. What is unusual is the owner usually carries the pup to a nearby fire hydrant or tree and then carries it back home. Isn’t this what God does … Continue reading

Enjoy All Your Days (by Gary Roberts)

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Genesis 1:3-5 On my way to … Continue reading