DCR’s Red Rock Park
March 27 – 6:15 am
Please join us as we gather at DCR’s Red Rock Park for a Sunrise Service. The sun comes up around 6:31 this year, so plan on being there at 6:15. We will sing, pray, and worship the Lord for all He has done.
After the service you are invited to join us in the basement of the Nazarene Church at 233 Eastern Ave. for breakfast. Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea and Milk. We are asking for a $5 donation.
The annual meeting will be held on the first Sunday of April. We encourage all members to be present. Others are welcome to attend. The business of the church will be presented by the pastor and board members. We will have election of officers that day and results will be announced.
We will have a meal provided by the church. If you would like to bring a simple desert (cookies, bars …), that would be appreciated by all.
How to Stage an Organizational Comeback
Mark Rutland, David C. Cook, 2013
I have listened to Dr. Rutland for many years and have appreciated his sermons, seminars and books. When I was in Georgia last week, I sat in on a pastor’s breakfast at the Men’s Advance. Dr. Rutland spoke to us about measuring quality and I was moved by his short teaching. When I walked by the book table I saw that this book contained some of those thoughts and decided I needed to hear the rest of the story.
Jonathan and I walk to school every day. While we are in the front lot waiting for the teachers to take the children into their classes I am amazed at the diversity of my fellow parents and children. All shapes and shades seem to flock to our school each day. I have realized
S – Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, … (Philippians 1:27, ESV) Continue reading “Side by Side”
Yes, I read the Bible, but today I finished my read the Bible in a year plan. I have been doing this for a while trying different plans. I used the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan from Nav Press this year. I read through my English Standard Version (ESV) version which I really like using. The ESV uses what some call the ‘Verbal Equivalent’ method for their translation. This is an attempt to be as close to the original language as possible. Continue reading “The Bible”
I don’t read a lot of books by psychologists, but I kept running into quotes by the author of this book. So, rather than continuing to depend on second-hand information, I picked up a copy of this book that was written in 1978. Continue reading “The Road Less Traveled”
Keller does a great job of telling me what I already understood on this subject. I’m not making light of his work, it is a good book on a subject that we all sooner or later have to deal with in our understanding of God. He brings together a large amount (nearly 400 footnotes) of references from others on this matter. There is no shortage of thoughts on this, so it is understandable and appreciated by me. Continue reading “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering”
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God. – Psalm 90 1,2
O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal Home!
We thank thee for thy faithfulness
Throughout these many years
For inspiration and for strength
Through laughter and through tears
For vision clear and courage strong
To seek and do Thy will
The presence of the Comforter
Who is abiding Still
Without that power, we would have failed
To follow as you lead
So fill us daily, Lord, we Pray,
For you are all we need.
The vision that our fathers had
Still calls to us today
May we be true to follow as
you lead us all the way
O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Be Thou our Guide while life shall last,
And our eternal Home
Verse 1 and 6 from O God, Our Help in Ages Past, Sing to the Lord, 95