Pastor Zeke’s Blog

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

The weather forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms just about every day this week. The typical nighttime thunderstorm doesn’t usually bother me. Sometimes the thunder will be loud enough to wake me, but I kind of like the sound, even if my dog doesn’t like the booming noise.

Six Secrets of Summertime Spiritual Success for Students (and Everyone Else)

Six Secrets of Summertime Spiritual Success for Students (and Everyone Else)

When many of us think of summertime, we think of vacations. Maybe you head to the beach. Some people prefer the mountains. Others want to tour the city or travel abroad. Wherever you like to go, I want to remind you that summertime is NOT a time to take a vacation from God. Our relationship to God is important no matter the season. If you have children, then I’m sure you want them to keep growing over the summer, too. So, how do we do that? Using the acronym, PT FROG, here are six secrets to summertime spiritual success for students, five of which work just as well for adults.

No Grave to Decorate on Memorial Day

No Grave to Decorate on Memorial Day

The federal Memorial Day holiday evolved from the Decoration Day tradition of decorating the graves of American war dead with flowers. It is a time to remember the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. More than 1.1 million people have died while serving in our military. Because of the sacrifices of so many before us, we get to experience the freedoms that we enjoy, and too often take for granted, today.

Rest and Work

Rest and Work

The more people I talk with, the more I find that people too often get things out of balance. At one extreme, we have people who work 60+ hours/week (and spend another 10+ hours commuting), leaving little time for family, fun, rejuvenation, and ministry outside the workplace. On the other end, we have folks who are trying to do the least amount of work possible, barely working even when they are on the job, if they have one. Then, of course, there are people everywhere in between on the spectrum. Figuring out the right balance between work and rest, or work and the rest of life, can be a lot of work!

Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom

Some of us have been traveling the road of financial bondage, financial dependence, and financial worry for far too long. How do we exit off this congested highway onto the freeway of financial freedom? If nothing else, the exit for financial freedom looks like...

What Does Jesus Inspire You To Do?

What Does Jesus Inspire You To Do?

Sometimes organized Christianity gets a bad rap, historically, because of the negative things that have been done by so-called Christians. This reputation, however, overlooks how much good real Christ-followers have done in this world.