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Memorial Day – May 26th, 2022

Hi this is pastor Ken and these are my thoughts on a Thursday…Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is once again upon us. This holiday weekend has come to mean so many different things. For some it is considered to be the beginning of the Summer season. Living near the eastern coastline it is definitely the official opening of beach season. If you love the beach this is the start to a great season. It certainly will mark a notable increase in traffic in my area of the country regardless of the cost of gasoline. Soon there will be so many out-of-state cars filled with beachgoers headed east toward the shore on Friday evenings that one might think they are giving gas away somewhere in that direction. For others it is simply the beginning of the warmer days and the opportunity to be outdoors more enjoying gardening, yardwork, and the occasional picnics with family. This Memorial day is the official start to the 2022 season of Bar-B-Que. Hamburgers, and hot dogs will most certainly be the stars of the menu this coming weekend. (more…)

Marital Communication 101 – Session Five

Hi, this is pastor Ken and I want to welcome you to the Monday Marriage Message. This is another installment in the Marital Communication 101 series.

When driving a car there is a warning light most of us have seen at one time or another. Depending on the make and model of the car, this light will either be a yellow depiction of an engine or will illuminate the words “Check Engine Soon”. This warning light means that there is something amiss that needs to be remedied soon or more serious problems will likely develop. The light does not know what the particular problem is, only that one exists. When you take the car to a mechanic or hook it up to a diagnostic tool, the stored codes which indicate the specific problem are displayed. With this information in hand the operator of the car can address the problem and continue to drive the car as intended. (more…)

Being Content with the Content…Or Lack Thereof – May 19th, 2022

Hi this is pastor Ken and these are my thoughts on a Thursday…Being Content…With The Content…Or Lack Thereof
Those who know me and or those who have been listening to my podcasts for a while know I love a good pun. I enjoy being able to play one word upon another especially if I believe it strikes the nail on the head and will drive my point home. A little sarcasm here…a little irony there…any clever play on words is fun for me. The title of this episode is no exception, and yet it is a necessary understanding if we are to live lives free of worry.
Contentment is the antidote for worry. If we are content with what we have, we do not worry about what we don’t have. If this is true, and it is, then the reverse truth (another thing I like to consider as often as is applicable) if we are experiencing worry, we need to practice more contentment. The consideration of this reverse truth is especially applicable here because I find most people have learned to be content with some things while other issues make contentedness seemingly elusive. (more…)

Marital Communication 101 – Session Four

Hi this is pastor Ken and this is my Monday Marriage Message. The Right Questions…

Matthew 19:3-6 The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?” And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (more…)

The High Cost of Building Materials – May 12, 2022

Hi, this is pastor Ken and these are my thoughts on a Thursday…The High Cost of Building Materials

Have you been to a Lowe’s or Home Depot to buy any building materials lately? The cost of nearly every kind of material necessary for home construction has gone through the roof! I was at the home center the other day and what almost causes me more dismay than anything else is how much I sound like an old man when I am there. “This never used to cost this much!” “In my day you could get these for a song” or the best one, “There was a day they couldn’t give these things away!” Yep, all I have to do is stroll through the lumber department and I sound like the old guy I am becoming faster than I want to admit. In all seriousness though, I don’t know how people afford to build a house in this day and age. There is one building material however that has always cost more than you or I will probably ever fully grasp. (more…)

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