Men’s Groups

Men’s groups starting soon. Some men’s groups are about to start. If you are interested in finding out more, contact Tim – tim@livinghopeepc.org.

Saturday

I often forget about Saturday.  Good Friday is so dramatic, painful, moving, and draining.  I want to move immediately to the victory of Sunday.  I would like to get up on Saturday morning and shout, “He is Risen!”  But then there is Saturday.  In the hindsight of 2000 years, it becomes a day to prepare…

The Virus

I hate having a virus.  But it wasn’t my Dr. I needed to see yesterday.  I got a computer virus somehow that hijacked all my programs and told each of them to default to the virus.  Whenever I tried to open anything, I received ominous popups that told me, ironically, that a virus had put…

Does that mean what I think it means?

I became a Christian as a teenager in 1975.  At that time, our worship songs were often short choruses of Scripture.  One popular song was called “Lift Jesus Higher” and was taken from John 12:32.    “Lift Jesus higher, lift Jesus higher Lift him up for the world to see. He said, ‘If I be…

A Seed of Truth

 I’m spending some time this week meditating on the chapters in the Gospel of John between Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem in chapter 12 and his resurrection in chapter 20.   The first story that is related after the shouts of Hosanna is of some Greeks who were in Jerusalem for the Passover.  They requested an…

A Short and Sweet Shout

Hearing that someone senses more of God through any ministry of Living Hope is one of the biggest encouragements I get.  I want to give a special shout out ‘thank you’ to those of you who have taken some time through email, letter, or personal word to encourage me over the past few months.  When…

Thriving

Nancy and I went shopping at Merrifield Gardens yesterday as we have a gap in our front yard that needs a plant.  We asked one of the experts there what shrubs would thrive in that environment.  She asked about shade and sun, soil drainage, etc. but we were not narrowing down the list too much.  Then…

The Angry Man

I was listening to “This American Life”, an NPR story telling show, and one of the vignettes caught my attention.  A man named David Dickerson told the story of how his Christian faith was shipwrecked when he attempted to prepare for ministry by studying religion at college.  His faith and experience had no answer for…

Taxes

I finished my taxes today.  Using Turbo Tax as I’ve done the past several years, I got to the very end and saw a VERY large number in the “what you owe” column.  I gulped hard a few times and wondered how I could have underestimated what I owed so badly.  It turned out that…

Thinning

Tough gardening day today.  Not in the sense of being physically demanding but because the chore I had to do provokes such mixed emotions.  Today was thinning day.  The spinach I planted a few weeks ago has sprung to life in a big way.  The weather has been favorable for growth and I had many…