Pastor Paul's Blog
It does not take much to find an opportunity to extend grace. The problem with grace is that we often extend it when it is easy to extend or when we just want to feel good about ourselves. Sometimes we extend it in front of others just so that someon
I was reading through some OT passages in the last few days and it dawned on me how people were caught up in something or in a place that seems like it is wrong, but in God's great way, his plan continued to unfold.
Well here we are at Christmas once again. I am not too crazy about Christmas, which I am sure confuses some who know I am a pastor. What I mean when I say I am not crazy about Christmas is that I become frustrated with the way that the world just con
Being "dope sick" sucks. I know a thing or two because I have seen a thing or two. And I know that phrase is from an insurance commercial. Nevertheless, it is my life. So, when i use the term "dope sick," many of you who have seen a thing or two your
I was just listening to the radio, (Christian station) on the way into the office and I heard a spot asking if church was worth the trouble. It said something to the effect of, "Do your kids make a mess right before church, mess their clothes, won't
I just realized that it has been since May that I have added anything here. Is it because I have nothing to say or is it because I have been so busy? Who knows, but I figured I better get on here and at least say hello!
My heart just aches for all that is going on around us. As I write this we are currently praying for the good folks of Manchester, England who are recovering from yet another terrorist attack by Islamist "radicals."
If you spend anytime on social media, you have encountered clickbait. If you do not what that is, allow me to enlighten you. Clickbait is when you see a picture or a heading online that is so attention-grabbing that you click on it, only to discover
Nowadays when I open my social media page, I seem to be inundated with articles and posts in regards to the current hot button issues in our country such as homosexuality, abortion or immigration. Considering my circle of friends, that is not abnorma
Help! I am suffering from politicoitis....
I was just reading the latest edition of WORLD magazine (a great publication by the way), and as I was reading the editorial section, there were more than a couple of folks who declared they no longer wanted to subscribe because the magazine did not
Well my friends, Christmas is now in the past and today we are are five days away from the start of a new year. I am sure that many of us are thinking about what we will do different, how we will make some minor, or in some cases, major, changes to o
I have been reminded of late by a song from a group named Disciple of the desperate struggles of this life that leave scars that haunt many of us. We live, or for some, just exist, in the Shadowlands of our pain and hurt that we are pretty good about
Well America, we have a new President of the United States today. While I am not overly political, I have my opinion, as does the rest of America it seems. I knew last night going to bed that Trump was surprisingly ahead, but it did not sit easy with
Well, after 17 years in pastoral ministry I spoke of politics and an election for the first time last Sunday. It is on this site if you are interested. I did my best to be objective and party neutral although I was accused afterward of the opposite.
I think I read somewhere that they (the world) will know the we (the church), are Christians by our love. And I as a grow older and continue to serve in the church, I am sorry to report that I can see why the world does not put much hope in the churc
Wow! Summer is almost over. I have been MIA due to some traveling and summer busyness. Time sure gets away from us and it waits for no one. In fact, that has been on my mind a lot this summer. I turned 53 in July and realize that I have already lived
Don't let the title fool you; I have no summertime blues, I just could not come up with a title! Well, maybe..... Summer is in full swing here in California. 100 degree
The more I read the news the worse the world seems to get. People cannot even decide on which bathroom to use, they save dogs but abort babies, they sell their morals dow
It has been a while since I wrote anything here, but on my behalf I have been very busy with church and trying to accomplish some personal goals. So with those done, I ca
The whirlwind of church continues to catch people up and toss them about; kind of like the tornado scenes from the movie "Twister." Not unlike the debris scattered about