President's Message

Mercy

Mercy. Delivered. For the next few weeks the sermon series at the church I attend will have a different one-word theme each week. When I was a maid of honor, I focused my speech on one word that described my friend: faithful. In the weeks ahead, I will introduce one word a week for a group of...

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, but for Christians love is always in the air. One of the questions in my personal devotion this week was, “In what way has Jesus’ life and death affected the way you live your life from day to day?” I wanted to answer that question...

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Happy New Year!

“What’s wrong with you, Aunt Emily?” said my niece after hearing what I thought was a pretty funny personal story. This is the same niece who last week, after trying on 15 pairs of jeans didn’t think she was going to buy any of them. So according to her, I made her buy the...

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Glorify God

This sentence “guide my thoughts. . .so I want only what pleases and glorifies You,” is from a prayer I read that struck a chord with me. I recently went to a Bible study on Psalm 21 based on I have Set My King on Zion: Psalms of the Messiah from a New Song series that helped me to...

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Convention Highlights 2018

Speak, O Lord, from the Valley to the World. I know God did that and will continue to do so much more. As I look back through Facebook and read, “It’s three weeks away,” “My car is packed,” and “I’m most excited to hear or see ____,” I am reminded of...

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Speak, O Lord

Speak, O Lord (Christian Worship Supplement  735) I encourage you to take the time to read the lyrics of this song before convention. It is filled with so many promises, truths, and words of encouragement from God. I recently watched a video of how the artists, Keith Getty and Stuart...

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Dreams

What do you think of the holiday? As a single person, it’s easy to roll the eyes. I have one friend that uses the word “despise” to describe her feelings about the holiday. I have another single friend that e-mailed me recently asking to come by and decorate cookies with her. Her...

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Happy Valentine's Day!

What do you think of the holiday? As a single person, it’s easy to roll the eyes. I have one friend that uses the word “despise” to describe her feelings about the holiday. I have another single friend that e-mailed me recently asking to come by and decorate cookies with her. Her...

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January

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! Happy Everything! Happy Everything!? My friends and I were out shopping and I saw the expression “Happy Everything” on hand towels. I turned to one of them and said, “I like that expression. How about you?” To my amazement,...

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'Tis the Season . . .

How did you finish that sentence? To be jolly; of our dear Savior’s birth; for colds; for good chocolate? A couple weeks ago I went to an Advent Tea to reflect on the reason for the season. One of the thoughts presented was to ponder upon the star in the sky. What a miracle! The Magi were...

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