Germany. The very first memory I have of Halloween, is when my dad helped the local teens paint the windows of our apartment building in Germany. I wanted to help, but I wasn't allowed to hang out with him on the indoor staircase. I have a photo of myself, around the age of four, dressed … Continue reading Celebration to Conviction… My Christian Halloween Journey
Today was a very, very dark day, filled with much sorrow. I watched a sister in Christ say goodbye to her teenage son at a memorial service with family and friends. It was a celebration of his life, with fond, loving memories of a very special boy who brought a lot of laughter, joy, and … Continue reading A Very Dark Day… Jesus Reaches with Light
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Jeanne and I do not celebrate Halloween. The reason is spiritual. Halloween is the complete opposite of Jesus Christ. It is a celebration of death and darkness. Jesus is the Light. No pagan holiday celebrated in any form will ever give you what you need. Back in the 70's, … Continue reading Guest Post by Pastor Mike Dean: Halloween is a Celebration of Death and Darkness… Jesus is the Light!
I can't believe it's been six years since my friend Donna Dehart passed away. I love this photo of the two of us giggling, trying to play the Wii (and failing miserably) on Christmas Day, 2008. It's the only photo I have of the two of us together. Donna's daughters were at their dad's on … Continue reading Before Your Loved Ones Die, Give Them Jesus… Expect a Miracle!
HOW TO INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR HEART, AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE!
No one can tell me there isn’t a GOD! God gave my son a MIRACLE! He gave my dad a MIRACLE at the same time! They are no longer sick. They have been healed! JESUS IS THE MIRACLE! Repent, and ask him to come into your life! I posted this good news to social media, … Continue reading Jesus Is INSTRUMENTAL to your Healing!
I went to a beautiful funeral today, to celebrate the life of a beautiful soul, belonging to a beloved young boy gone too soon. Yet, God remains triumphant even through tragedy, because people gave their lives to Jesus today! So though we grieve the life of a dearly precious boy, he now lives eternally with … Continue reading Victory in Jesus
Cloud: When darkness hovers over your community, and people are hurting as tears fall, and sorrow saturates the painful places. Silver Lining: When light brings community together, and people are hopeful as smiles appear, and glimpses of joy can be found in the healing. "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans … Continue reading Empathy
The flawless looking model on TV flashes her bright white teeth, but her smile doesn’t reach her eyes. Her pretend fiancé presents her with a jewelry box containing a pair of expensive diamond earrings. She looks at the camera and says you should have some too, because she insists, “You deserve it!” But I know … Continue reading The Good Life…Do We “DESERVE IT?” (Compassion Series)
I love animals. They were created by God for us to enjoy. We are to care for them, as they help us with our work and comfort us. However, given a situation where I had to choose between the lives of my children or the life of an animal, I'd choose my children's precious human … Continue reading YOU Are Worth More Than A Gorilla…God Says So!