Prayer Request

If anyone reading this feels so inclined, I’d appreciate any prayers for my elderly Mom who has been isolated (“no visitors”) due to the coronavirus pandemic in a continuous care community in California since last March. It is now threatened by the largest wildfire in the state, which is only 15% contained. Please pray notContinue reading “Prayer Request”

Anger

Is anger a sin? Jesus was without sin but Jesus did get angry. And [Jesus] looked around at [the Pharisees who were trying to entrap him] with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Mark 3:5 (emphasisContinue reading “Anger”

Evangelical

I consider myself an Evangelical Christian, and the local church that I attend is an Evangelical Christian church. I was led to Christ – and baptized – by an Evangelical Christian pastor. It seems quite fitting that the occasion of my baptism should cause me to reflect about what it means to be an EvangelicalContinue reading “Evangelical”

Baptized!

Yesterday I was baptized in one of God’s beautiful lakes and streams that dot our landscape and have served as fountains of Life for untold generations. (see, I told you I was a brand new Christian!) My faith — which I know differs from some others — teaches Believers’ baptism. First you are saved byContinue reading “Baptized!”