2019 Thank You

Thank you to the following churches and ministries for giving me the opportunity to share the “Best News Ever” in 2019. Also, thank you to the generous donors who helped send hundreds of copies of “Therefore I Have Hope” to prisons and jails across Illinois. East Peoria UMC and Pastor Mary East Peoria UMC weekly…

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Under the Influence

The Apostle Paul warns us,  “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” Last month I had the opportunity to share a message at a church in Blue Ridge Illinois. On the way to the church, I…

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The “Haves” and “Have Nots.”

When I was growing up, I considered the “Haves” as those who had the best presents under the tree. The “Have Nots” were those who did not. Since I came to my senses, I realize the “Haves” are not the ones with the most under the tree but those who have Jesus in their heart….

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Last Minute Gift Idea

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea why not share the gift of the gospel and put Christ in somebody’s Christmas. The gifts under the tree are nice but they quickly lose their luster. God gift wrapped His only son and sent Him to save us from sin. The gift in the manger…

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Let Your Light Shine

Jesus calls us to be the light of the world. To lead people out of the darkness and into His wonderful light. A couple years ago I was delivering Christmas gift bags to shut-ins. One of the houses I stopped at no one was home, so I left a message on the answering machine. A…

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