May 29, 2019

Dear Friends, 

A few days ago we had some severe thunderstorms roll through town while I was at the grocery store.  As soon as the first rumble of thunder hit, several of the clerks went into action - grabbing buckets and mops and heading for the center of the store.  W...

March 28, 2019

Dear Friends,

I had the privilege of spending the past few days at a workshop for pastors on how the church can be a more effective tool in working for peace in their local communities.  It was an interesting topic, and I heard a lot of good information - but I think my...

October 17, 2018

Dear Friends,

Recently I’ve been thinking that I need to get more physical exercise than I usually get walking from the couch to the refrigerator.  So every night, as I’m getting ready for bed, I tell myself that I’ll wake up early the next morning and take a walk aroun...

September 12, 2018

Dear friends,

The Bible clearly teaches us that, as believers, we can triumph over sorrow.  That’s a truth I’ve been holding on to over the past several days as we’ve been processing the loss of a good friend who recently took his own life.  As I’ve wrestled with the re...

April 25, 2018

Dear Friends,

This morning I woke up in a mood to complain.  It’s not that anything in particular had gone wrong, it's just that I woke up focused on the glass being half empty, rather than half full. 

Fortunately, my negative mindset didn't keep me from sitting dow...

March 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

This weekend is Easter, which means that my sermon preparation has been focused on what Easter means for us.  After doing a quick word-search, I ended up with a list of verses to consider, and started plowing through.  About halfway down the list I came to...

November 14, 2017

Dear Friends, 

This morning I had an interesting conversation with a woman from our church.  She wanted to talk to me about a challenge she’s having in waiting for God to give clear direction in a specific area of her life.  The challenge is that God hasn’t give that di...

November 1, 2017

Dear Friends, 

This past weekend our church had the privilege of partnering with several organizations to put on a Fall Festival for the high-poverty community in which our church is located. There were carnival games, bounce houses, face-painting, trick-or-treating, lo...

August 18, 2017

Dear Friends, 

Today I've been thinking a lot about the book of Nehemiah.  Although I've read through it several times before, today I kept thinking about the opening passage which says:  “They said to me, ‘Things are not going well for those who returned to the provinc...

July 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

This past week our family had the opportunity to enjoy a few days of vacation.  As part of our relaxed schedule, I was able to spend more time in prayer and reading my Bible.  The result was a much more content and peaceful me.  About halfway through the v...

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Random thoughts and ponderings on life and faith from a recovering sinner.

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Daniel May - husband, father, pastor, grocer, Packers fan, and above-mentioned recovering sinner.

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