Posts by John Schofield

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Christmas Meditation 2018

by John Schofield

  Christmas Meditation 2018  Joseph was just a carpenter thought to have been in the lower economic class of his society. How many hard-working 9 to 5 individuals are there in the world? There is nothing about his station in life, or his economic vitality, or his geo-political connections to make him a stand out […]

You’re in Good Hands with Jesus Christ!

by John Schofield

November 6, 2018 Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. But I do not want to wait till the holiday to tell you something I am thankful for. Loretta, my wife, was gone for three weeks in October taking care of her mother. I am very thankful to have her back. I am also thankful for a broken […]

Hiding In Him

by John Schofield

October 4th 2018 Proverbs 27:1 “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Can you imagine coming home to your little town of Granada on a dark and stormy eve, only to find you cannot get to your house because the streets are blocked by fallen trees? When […]

Loving #28

by John Schofield

August 23, 2018 Mary Ann was one of the most wonderful beautiful productive Holstein cows on the Schofield dairy farm. At peak lactation, she hit 100 pounds of milk in one day. Not only that, she had the personality of a favorite pet dog. She would steal your gloves out of your back pocket it […]

PUBLIC SERVICE APPRECIATION

by John Schofield

August 7, 2018   Summer has taken wing and is flying into fall. Our county fair is next week which is a sure sign of a waning summer. Every year, we have a booth at the fair and give away free popcorn, bible tracts, and share the gospel with as many as are open to […]

Trophy Fish

by John Schofield

July 24, 2018 No, I did not drop off the edge of the earth. Besides that, the earth is not flat but a sphere as the Scripture teaches us: Isaiah 40: 21 “Have ye not known? have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations […]

Sheltering in Him

by John Schofield

April 29, 2018 April “snowers” bring may flowers. We experienced an exceptional weather event this year. The longest January I can ever remember went right up through mid-April. In my 18-year history at Calvary, I have never had to cancel a service because of weather and this year we had to cancel services on two […]

Forgiveness – Antidote for Bitterness

by John Schofield

April 7, 2018 Bitterness is like cancer when it enters into a Christian’s life. It spreads throughout one’s being and cripples them for service for the Christ. It not only incarcerates their spirit into selfish bondage, it contaminates those they come into contact with.  When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, […]

The Master Rock Polisher

by John Schofield

March 27th, 2018 When I was just a wee lad, my younger brother got a rock polisher for Christmas. His interest in rocks came about because of a Lutheran pastor in our neighborhood in St. Croix Falls, WI. He would take Jim on hikes along gravel roads to look for agates, quartz, and other interesting […]

Son-shine Thaws The Heart

by John Schofield

  March 12, 2018 Winter seems to want to hang on. Sometimes, trials and difficulties seem like a winter that will never end sapping our vitality and darkening our emotions like an octopus with sticky tentacles and suction cups wrapping around our souls. But when spring comes, the snow melts, the flowers bloom, the birds […]