Thirsty For God

One of my favorite Scripture songs we sing is in Psalm 42.  “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?”  – Psalm 42:1-2 I was asked about a Bible verse […]


None of us really enjoy waiting. We want to get to the front of the line, then continue to move on. Yet, waiting is a part of life; a reminder that there are other people besides ourself also waiting for what they need at the front of the line.  Waiting is necessary. If you stop […]

Oh, That Was Unexpected. 

I am not complaining, per se, but maybe just a little bit. But in all sincerity, I am “ok” with it.   Do you ever feel like you’ve done everything you were supposed to do, even anticipating what could be needed even though it is not stated, only to find out that it was not […]

Being Profitable For The Ministry

For someone or something to be profitable, its “use” must add to, not take away from; it helps does not hinder; increases, does not diminish.  When Paul, in his final days, was writing to Timothy, he included these words in the middle of his instructions: “Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him […]

Where Will Your Bones Be Buried?

“And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.  And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up […]

Obituary: Debbie Kay Christiansen

Debbie K. Christiansen August 30, 1956 – March 22, 2016 Debbie Kay Christiansen, aged 59, of Dumaguete City, Philippines went Home to be with her Saviour on March 22, 2016. She was born August 30, 1956 in Ionia, Michigan, USA, the daughter of Donald and Lucille (Martin) Bates. Debbie attended Ionia Public Schools, graduating from […]