Fear Not, Just Come

It wasn’t the world’s oldest profession, but it was close!  I mean you know what the world’s oldest profession is right?  That’s right, farming.  Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain the oldest was a farmer, thus making farming the world’s oldest profession.  What were you thinking?  And Abel the younger brother was a shepherd…

Fear Not, Just Obey

I was talking to a lady the other day about some Kids reaction to Santa.  Not the Santa who’s going to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve to leave gifts, but the shopping mall Santas.  It seems a passage of rite that we take our kids to the Mall to have their pictures taken…

Fear Not, Just Trust

Have you ever been afraid at Christmas time?  Maybe as a child you were afraid of Santa?  Or maybe you were afraid that you hadn’t made the good list and you were afraid Santa wouldn’t come. Or perhaps it was a rough year financially and you were afraid that you would let your family down…

Fear Not, Just Believe

Fear and Christmas aren’t words that I would think go together.  Maybe Halloween and Fear, or birthdays and fear.  But Christmas and fear? I mean, really what is there to fear about Christmas? Well, according to those in the know there is plenty to fear about Christmas.  If you are selaphobic, it means you have…

Surrender Your Thoughts

Next week is December 1st, the first Sunday of Advent and that means that today is the last Sunday in our Surrender Series.   And over the past few weeks I’ve been mulling over where I would land for this last message. Since Thanksgiving we’ve looked at various areas of our lives that we need to…

Surrender Your Bitterness

She has met with leaders and celebrities around the world and whether or not you agree with her views you have to admit that Greta Thunberg is an angry young lady.  And when i hear her speak, I kind of suspect that she is not only angry but bitter as well. Her speeches are scattered…

Surrender Your Anger

  If I asked you to think of an angry person, I would suspect it wouldn’t take very long for a particular person to come to mind.  Don’t look around. Maybe your boss, or a stranger that you’ve never met, but you’ve witnessed their anger, maybe it’s someone you are close to, perhaps a parent…

Surrender Your Speech

Last week I told you about the best summer job I ever had, and it was working on a ocean going salvage tugboat that went to the North Pole in 1981. But I had my first summer job at sea when I was fifteen and for the first two summers of my high school years…

Surrender Your Will

We are told to never surrender, to never give in and to never give up. Common wisdom is that surrendering is to give up and giving up, that’s just something we shouldn’t do. last week I read a portion of Churchill’s address to the British House of Commons where he told the nation that they…

Never Surrender

It’s almost a dirty word.  One that nobody wants to use, and certainly not a word that anybody wants to be identified with.  In today’s culture of shame, you can probably think of any number of words that fall in that category, and that society has taken to referring to by their first letter, as…