“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!”
(Psalm 100:4) As we enter the fall season, there is much for which to be thankful. The harvest is coming in. Schools are full of eager and active students. The heat of the summer has passed. Fall and the colors of God’s creation display a new pattern of hues to His glory. How blessed we are to know and serve such a great and awesome God. It is good to give thanks, both to Hi
It is my favorite time of year. Pumpkins, smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, walking in fallen leaves, crisp air, caramel corn (you get the point) all the wonderful things that define this season. Many exciting things have happened at OCS this fall. It was a pleasure to partner with the church for the fall festival. There were many happy children and families taking part in fun games and great food. A special shout out to Allissa and Brian Bell and Mrs. Jolene Silva for h
These are just a few strategies that Pastor John Piper lists to help parents teach their children how to face the sins of the world. I think these are great not only for our children but our own walk. 1. Children need a humble heart in order to comply with Mom and Dad and with Scripture, so pray earnestly that they would be humble under the mighty hand of God (1 Peter 5:6). Pray that God would give them the gift of deep humility. 2. Seek to be utterly authentic in your own lo
Choices. Choices in the midst of hectic schedules. Each one of us is facing unique challenges, different seasons of life and diverse responsibilities. And yet, one of God’s gifts to all of us - 24 hours each day. A gift to be used wisely and for His glory. ---------------------------------- Why would women who barely get enough sleep and have no down-time choose to take part in a weekly study? Yes, very faithfully, these moms from our church set aside two hours every Monday t
Excerpts taken from Greg Norwine of EFCA.org article God birthed Orphan Sunday through the generosity and compassion of His people in Zambia. In 2003 during the height of the AIDS crisis, a Zambian pastor pleaded for his congregation to care for the AIDS orphans in their community. The members of the church were poor themselves. But as the service ended, one after another stepped forward with money, food and other goods. Some even removed their own shoes and placed them i