• Keen in mind


    Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations in a time of national disaster.


    The city of Jerusalem was destroyed, Israel was defeated, and many people were taken to Babylon. It was a time of great sadness.


  • Resolutions


    A friend tells me that he never makes New Year's Resolutions anymore because he never keeps them.


    I can remember all too many resolutions I've made through the years and never kept. I do however; believe resolutions are worth making.


  • Christmas


    This is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Signs of the season surround us even on occasion a nativity scene on someone's lawn depicting the real meaning of Christmas.


  • Music of Christmas


    One of the great things about the Christmas season is the celebration of music.


    Many stores will be playing Christmas music over their speakers. Church choirs are practicing for their Cantatas and many will be caroling too.


  • Advent


    In these days it seems everyone is always in a hurry.


    The old timers say it seems as if time is speeding up. How ironic, we have technology to help us decrease the amount of time things take but it seems we still have less time today than we had yesterday.


  • Veterans Day


    I remember, in a time not so distant, being led by a teacher in a line of class mates to stand outside a two-room wooden schoolhouse where we gazed into the blue morning sky and lifted our voices and solemnly recited the pledge of allegiance to our American flag.


    I stood in awe as a child, but as an adult the sight of a fluttering flag floods my heart with pride.


  • Find Rest in God


    Throughout history many people have practiced the discipline of meditation.


    It is peaceful rest that quiets the mind while reflecting upon God and His word. Augustine wrote in "Confessions" (his deeply philosophical and theological autobiography) "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee".


  • The Good Book


    I saw a quote recently that I believe is as true as anything I have ever read: "If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn't!"


    A well-worn Bible speaks volumes. This ageless Book has given millions daily guidance, spiritual and emotional support and given hope to the hopeless.


  • In the Box


    Like many employees at PMC I am participating in the HMR weight loss program. Everyone in the program knows what it means to be "in the box" or "out of the box." To be "in the box," you are in compliance and eat only meals that are HMR approved. "We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 1:3). The term sin means to miss the target or the goal God has set for us.

  • To seek and to save


    Too often, especially of Christians, we tend to be judgmental of others. We sometimes see others as vile and feel we are in a better class than they are, or will have our own special place in Heaven. We are all guilty. 'For there is no respect of persons with God.' (Romans 2:11)