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January 16, 2018

Maybe it is because of the catchy song I learned in Sunday School, but Zacchaeus has always been a favorite. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to see more depth in his story. One of the things that stands out to me today is the way Jesus treats Zacchaeus with grace. We talk about the […]

January 9, 2018

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Walking in the snow and ice is not easy, is it? I found myself looking for a railing or another person to hold on […]

January 2, 2018

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 It is hard for me to believe it is 2018! This past year has flown by for me, and I bet it has done the same for you. Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a time for everything, and […]

December 27, 2017

You may be considering resolutions for the coming year. May I suggest a fantastic Bible reading app called Youversion I used it in 2017 to read through the whole Bible, and you could do that or choose from among the plethora of other options. There are short and long-term plans covering: +Prayer +Marriage +Worry +Work […]

December 19, 2017

The core of Christmas is delivered in the message of the angel to the shepherd. “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” How […]

December 12, 2017

Recently I’ve been arrested by the little known Christmas hymn, In the Bleak Midwinter. Much of the hymn expounds the beauty of the incarnation, but this last verse calls us to consider our response. “What can I give him poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb If I […]

December 5, 2017

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:14   The timing for the trip to Bethlehem was inconvenient, but it was government mandated.  The best accommodations for his birth were sub-standard, even for the first century.  Not long after he was born, his mother and father were forced to flee the country because […]

November 28, 2017

A friend (a trained counselor, actually) shared with me three ways he deals with anxiety. 1. He memorized and prays some verses from the Psalms.  God gave us those prayers to bring us back to him.  He knew there would be times when we need to pray, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, […]

November 21, 2017

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  There is a difference between giving God thanks for all circumstances and giving God thanks in all circumstances.  Some people suggest that everything that happens- the good and the bad- […]

November 14, 2017

  From Your Pastor For the past few weeks, I’ve been asking you to think about your answer to this question: In the strength of Christ, what do you think Westminster can do to glorify God in 2018?   You’ve given some good and thoughtful responses- we’ve posted them around the sanctuary. This Sunday in […]