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“What women these Christians have!”

by Pat Howell

This is an excerpt from one of my favorite podcast, Communio Sanctorum, a weekly podcast on the history of the Christian church .  This section is from a podcast concerning the impact of Christianity on the sanctity of sex which is part of a series about the impact of Christianity on the world.  I find it uncanny how many […]

Tips for that inevitable political conversation.

by Pat Howell

Many will travel to see family for the first time since the election and in such a heated campaign year, the odds are we have family members “on the other side of the isle” than where we are politically. Here is some helpful insight in how to handle those inevitable tough encounters.  Election Year Thoughts at […]

The Incarnation According to Jesus

by Pat Howell

For the next 5 weeks we are interrupting our series in 2 Samuel to focus on the Incarnation of Jesus during the Christmas season.  Jesus made several statements about why He came to Earth.  So we are going to get it “straight from the horses mouth” as they say. The Elders’ believe that this topic will help […]

The Day Before We Elect a New President

by Pat Howell

This is a good prayer for God’s Church in the USA on this Election Day Eve.      Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. […]

A Treasure Worth All

by Pat Howell

In the world’s current refugee and extremist crisis, it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the hope for all, as it has always been. Read below of the great deeds God is doing among Muslim refugees. ATHENS, Greece — The spirit of Athens today lies at the crossroads between old and new. Everywhere […]

We don’t have to agree on Trump.

by Pat Howell

Below is an excellent article to help us understand the divide between Christ followers who support Donald Trump and those who do not.  This is posted to help bring peace through understanding and not to sway opinions. Why Evangelicals Are Divided over Trump  October 14, 2016 Democrat and Republican, conservative and liberal, red states and […]

Welcome Stephen See!

by Pat Howell

We are glad to welcome Stephen See as our new Life Group Director!  In this position he is charged to oversee anything and everything that has to do with Life Groups from vision, organization, and training.  I have met with Stephen a multitude of times over the last 9 months and am continually challenged and encouraged by his passion for […]

The path to spiritual insight.

by Pat Howell

Do you ever marvel at the depth of spiritual insight that some have?  I do.  It isn’t just preachers and teachers that cause me to step back in appreciation.  Plumbers, lawyers, homemakers, janitors, etc. have at different times been sources of God’s wisdom to me.  Some have been well educated students while others have had […]

The Lost Sin of Envy

by Pat Howell

Below is the article by Tim Challies that I referenced in my sermon.  I often enjoy Challies’ articles and especially find his book reviews to be helpful. (I highlighted the quote from the sermon.) The Lost Sin of Envy – How Envy Behaves May 01, 2012 Yesterday I began to write about what I called […]

New Preschool Director!

by Pat Howell

     Ashley See has agreed to become our new Preschool Director!  In this position she is charged to oversee anything and everything that has to do with preschool from scheduling to cleaning to training, etc.  I have met with Ashley a couple of times and believe she is a really good fit for this ministry. […]