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Pastor Zeke’s Blog

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

I remember as a sixth grader being afraid to go on the Loch Ness Monster, an intimidating roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.  To me, it was the granddaddy of all coasters, the riskiest ride one could possibly endure.  To one of my best friends, it was...

St. Patrick and the Shamrock

St. Patrick and the Shamrock

On Saint Patrick’s Day (and every day), remember that God is amazing. He is big enough to create the world and yet personal enough to send a young man named Patrick to share the Gospel with the Irish.

52 Years of Marriage!

52 Years of Marriage!

I’m sure that after 52 years of marriage, they’ve had plenty to forgive each for. But when they talked about forgiveness, it wasn’t with any sense of embarrassment or resentment. They talked about it with the wisdom of experience.

The Language of Love

The Language of Love

“I may speak in different languages, whether human or even of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal.” (ERV) Some people are fluent in multiple languages. I greatly admire them, because I am not. Still, the most important...

God Friended Me

God Friended Me

What if you received a friend request from God? No, this isn't intended to be a promo for the CBS series based on this premise that is still in its first season. But I have to admit that I like the concept. What if you received a friend request from God on the social...

A Mary Christmas Reflection

A Mary Christmas Reflection

In preparing for Sunday’s message, I was thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was likely just a teenager when she received the angelic news that she was going to be pregnant with the Messiah. You might think that should be a ticket to an easier life (being the Messiah’s mom should have plenty of perks, right?), but I don’t think it was.