From Celebration To Abandonment

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-11   THOUGHT: No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. — William Penn   Some parades are planned; others are spontaneous. For example, the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day […]

Prayers of Everyday Life

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, March 17, 2018 Scripture Reading: John 12:20-33   THOUGHT: May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most. — Irish saying   Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. Did you wear green? It is fun to celebrate this day, but it is possible we don’t know how important Saint Patrick was to […]

Yield To The Potter

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, March 10, 2018 Scripture Reading: John 3:14-21   THOUGHT: Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.  — Sonia Ricotti   In 1902, Adelaide A. Pollard, a hymn writer, was hoping to go to Africa as a missionary but found herself unable to raise the needed funds […]

Perseverance

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:1-17   THOUGHT: Perseverance is not a long race. It is many short races one after the other. — Walter Elliot   It’s not long after the first of the year that I realize my New Year’s resolutions — adopted with the best of intentions — have fallen […]

With God All Things Are Possible!

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Scripture Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16   THOUGHT: Old age is like anything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. — Theodore Roosevelt   Sociologists refer to those who have reached the age of 90 as people who are experiencing “extreme old age.” Perhaps some of you […]

Temptation

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, February 17, 2018 Scripture Reading: Mark 1:9-15   THOUGHT: When you flee temptation, make sure you don’t leave a forwarding address. — Unknown   You may remember the TV show, “Hee Haw.”  On one of the shows, Doc Campbell is confronted by a patient who says he broke his arm in two places. Doc […]

Mountains

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, February 10, 2018 Scripture Reading: Mark 9:2-9   THOUGHT: Don’t worry about everything around you. That’s my job! — Jesus   Have you ever climbed a mountain? I know that my friend, Melanie Silva, has climbed a mountain, because she told me about it last week. I have climbed a few mountains. It’s great […]

Wait For The Lord

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31   THOUGHT: Endurance is patience concentrated. —Thomas Carlyle   Just for the record, climbing Mount Baldy when I was at a Girl Scout camp one summer was not my idea. In fact, when a friend of mine was not well enough to make the climb, I offered […]

Sweet Hour Of Prayer

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20   THOUGHT: Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you listen to God. — Unknown   Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! That calls me from a world of care, And bids me at my Father’s throne Make all my wants and […]

Trust And Obey

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, January 20, 2018 Scripture Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10   THOUGHT: To love God is to obey God.   What’s the first thing you think of when you see a text from the book of Jonah? If you are like most of us, you think of Jonah being swallowed by a whale-sized fish. The details […]