Category: Pastor Letters

Never Give Up

I grew up in the town of Jonesville in Yadkin County.  I remember going to downtown Elkin as a child with my mother when she had errands to run or shopping to do.  In one particular store there was a

A Seagull Spoke

I recently spent some time along the coast of North and South Carolina.  My wife, Sandra, and I spent some time at Myrtle Beach with family and then went to Morehead City to visit some old friends.   Several times during

Who is My Neighbor?

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.* ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ 27He answered, ‘You shall love

Seeing Beyond the Gray

Greetings to you all in the name of our risen Lord! We have a lot to be thankful for as we look around today.  God’s creation is waking up with new growth and budding flowers to remind us that there

What’s Your Story?

God has labored over humanity since the beginning of time and showed his ultimate love for us in the person and work of Jesus Christ who came to offer grace and forgiveness to all who will believe. John 3:16 proclaims,

A Quiet Walk with Jesus

The Christian Season of Lent for 2018 begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14 and lasts until Holy Saturday on March 31. There are 40 days in the season not counting Sundays.  The early Church considered it improper to do


Wise men traveled many miles from the east toward Bethlehem.  They were seeking a young king who was born in that little town.  “We have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) They

Thank you, Lord

George Herbert, Welsh-born English poet, penned the following lines which were published in 1633, the year of his death. These words represent a prayer by the author for a heart filled with praise for God, the source of all blessings. 

No Way!

A few years ago, I attended a service of worship in High Point during a spiritual retreat and heard a message from a colleague in ministry that really spoke to me.  Her message was one of hope in the face

School Days

At the close of the summer months now when vacation trips are done and we begin again the morning ritual of school and work, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our teachers and students well as