From the Paster

Someone Ought To Do Something!

Jan 9th, 2020

From the Pastor…      Someone Ought To Do Something!   You’ve got a lot of very, very smart people standing by waiting for somebody else to do the work.  Not a recipe for long-term solvency in my opinion. — Mike Rowe   There is a show-tune from the play My Fair Lady where Liza Doolittle’s father […]

2020 Is Here!

Jan 2nd, 2020

From the Pastor…       2020 Is Here!   First, let me thank you for all the Christmas cards, greetings, and gifts you sent to Debbie and me. We appreciate your love and kindness. I hope it was a fun, special Christmas season for you and your family.   As we enter a new year, let’s […]

Who Needs the Drama?

Dec 19th, 2019

From the Pastor…        Who Needs the Drama?   When you turn your life over to God, you don’t give up the drama; you give up the cheap drama. — Marianne Williamson   Drama involves conflict, and almost every story ever written involves conflict; otherwise, it’s usually not thought to be interesting or engaging.  Drama can […]

Be a Productive Person

Dec 12th, 2019

From the Pastor…     Be a Productive Person     Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can. — Zig Ziglar When Debbie and I see each other in the evening, she will most often ask, “How was your day?”  And I often answer, “Very good.  I got a […]

Healthy Skepticism

Dec 5th, 2019

From the Pastor…   Healthy Skepticism     Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. — Carl Sagan A skeptic is one who has a tendency to doubt and question things.  Is that a bad trait?  Not in my thinking.  One is wise […]

Just Thank, Just Give

Dec 2nd, 2019

From the Pastor…    Just Thank, Just Give Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving. — Amy Grant This is the time of year when help agencies, non-profits, and a host of organizations send out glossy mailings, letters, and appeals for contributions.  They know that it’s […]

Thank you:  The Essence of Giving Thanks

Nov 21st, 2019

From the Pastor…   Thank you:  The Essence of Giving Thanks                        Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. — Henry Ward Beecher How often do you […]

Practicing Faith, the Only Faith      

Nov 14th, 2019

From the Pastor…    Practicing Faith, the Only Faith                        Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. — Anton Chekhov But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. – James 2:18   Have you […]

The Limits of Labels

Nov 7th, 2019

From the Pastor…    The Limits of Labels                      My feeling is that labels are for canned food… I am what I am – and I know what I am. — Michael Stipe Yes, food labels are important; they let you know what is in the can/box and detailed information about the nutritional values of each […]

Supporting Ministry

Oct 31st, 2019

From the Pastor…    Supporting Ministry                      At this point in the year we find ourselves needing to step up our support of the ministries of MHBC if we are to fully fund our ministry budget for 2019.  We are blessed to have strong, steady support from many, but others need to contribute to the work […]