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God’s Love Endures Forever

Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

RayMcDWe often debate what is good in our lives. For instance – if you asked me a year ago what was good – I might say – lemon meringue pie – or peanut butter moose track ice cream. These days I can’t have either and have had to turn them down (I’m trying to lose some weight for a variety of reason). Some might say – my marriage is good – or my children are good – or my favorite team is good.

School is getting ready to start back up and maybe you think your school’s football team is good or their soccer team or volleyball team. You might think your entire school is good. It might be your school’s band that you think is good. Some of us might even say our school is good. What or who do you think is good?

The ultimate good – according to Scripture and the personal experience from many of us – is the love of God. All things we consider good are temporal – they do not last. But the love of God endures forever. Continue reading


August 28, 2018 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Sweet Are The Words of God

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

RevRayOK – so I am on a new eating plan (diet).  I’ve been battling the bulge for some time now – and hope I have finally made the decision to win the battle and reduce the bulge.  The thing that hurts most of my eating plans is that I love to eat.  I mean – lemon meringue pie – apple pie – most any pie with a scope or two of ice cream – now that’s nice!  I like pizza – I like meat and potatoes – I like gravy – I like most any food.  How sweet are the foods that I have eaten over the years.  My waist is a sign of how much I have appreciated the foods laid before me.

Not only do I love to eat – I eat very fast.  I tell people it is because growing up if you didn’t get seconds quickly – my brother would grab them – lol.  So we ate fast!  When something is good – I always say eat faster so you can eat more before your brain says you’ve had enough.  See the errors of my ways? Continue reading

June 12, 2013 Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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