June 27, 2018

Dear Friends,

Recently some challenges have come in our ministry that have been a wake-up call for me.  And what these situations have “awakened me to” is the reality of where I’ve been placing my trust.  I like to say that my trust is in God, and God alone.  And not on...

February 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

Last week one of the men from our church committed suicide.  I don't know what went through his mind when he made that choice, but what I do know is that his death has left a big wound in the lives of his family and friends.  As I've talked with many of th...

November 10, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning I was reminded that God's timing cannot be separated from His will.  It came about at the end of a frustrating process of trying to work through a problem at the church, only to hit one road block after another.  Finally, after a few hours of...

October 17, 2017

This morning when I arrived at church, there was a woman waiting in the parking lot to talk to me.  For the purpose of this devotional, I’ll call her “Jayla”.  She’s someone I know well because she lives in the high-poverty neighborhood where our church is located, and...

September 8, 2017

Dear Friends, 

Lately I've been spending a lot of time talking to God about the topic of trust.  And when I say “talking”, what I really mean is that I've been asking God to help me trust Him more.  Here’s why: as I mentioned in the devotional earlier this week, our chu...

August 11, 2017

Dear Friends,

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is that I get invited to walk with people through the ups and downs of their lives.  That means I often get to be included in wonderful events like baptisms, weddings, and baby dedications.  But at the same tim...

July 18, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning my daily Bible reading took me to Psalm 34:8, which says, "Taste and see that the Lord is good.  Oh the joys of those who trust in Him!"  It's a very familiar verse for most of us who were raised in the church.  Today when I read it I was remi...

November 15, 2016

Dear Friends,

The past few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster ride in our ministry.  We’ve faced some big hills, and then had some wonderful rides down the other side, as God has helped us handle those challenges.  But as we’ve gone through this up-and-down journ...

September 7, 2016

Dear Friends,

Recently I was talking with a friend I haven’t seen in a while, and in the middle of answering questions about how my family is doing, he interrupted and asked, “But are YOU ok?  I’m only asking because you look kinda bad.”  I was surprised by the question...

August 24, 2016

Dear Friends,

In high school I was given a birthday card that had Jeremiah 29:11 written in it.  For those of you who don’t know the verse, it says:  “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hop...

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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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