Posts from 2017

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Thankful Living

by John Schofield

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Thankful Living The Believer’s Bible Commentary states “Usually we think of thankfulness as something that is determined by our immediate circumstances, but … it is a grace to be cultivated.” I don’t know about you, but I find it is easier to be thankful when things are going well and going […]

God’s Procreative Purpose

by John Schofield

October 26, 2017   Genesis 2:18-25 18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam […]

What Are You Savoring?

by John Schofield

October 11, 2017 One day in chapel as a Bible college student, I heard this verse. “O taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8) I had not heard the verse before and it immediately struck me as a precious truth. Before chapel was done, […]

Have you flipped your Bible switch to “ON” today?

by John Schofield

September 25, 2017 The first day of fall has arrived and some telltale signs of changing seasons are starting to make us realize summer is ebbing away. Even unprecedented heat the past couple of days cannot stay the inevitable change from summer to fall. Leaves are starting to change colors, geese are starting to flock […]

Storm Insurance

by John Schofield

September 12, 2017 The last week plus and for a time to come the news has been consumed with the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Before they made landfall, I heard this joke: “Harvey and Irma ought to get married and have their honeymoon in North Korea.” Well, I thought it was funny, but in […]

Hurricane Harvey

by John Schofield

August 29, 2017 We have all watched with amazement the devastation caused by hurricane Harvey. We in the Midwest are soooo far removed from this event by geography. But with the non-stop coverage on social, network, cable, and satellite media sources, we are transported into the midst of the storm. It is almost surreal to […]

All Nature Sings

by John Schofield

August 16, 2017 The Canada fishing / camping trip with my son was a success on several counts. The weather was good, the fishing was good, the eating of the fish was great (from the lake to the frying pan it does not get much better than that) and the fellowship with the Malmanger brothers […]

Be Still

by John Schofield

July 26, 2017   Summer is rapidly flying towards Fall. The world turns relentlessly on its axis. Though everyone has the same twenty-four hours, sometimes it seems there is not enough time to accomplish all of the demands of life. For others, an hour seems like an eternity. Because of infirmity, incarceration, loneliness, or disability, […]

FISHING FETTERS

by John Schofield

June 12, 2017 Several of the men of our church put together a men and boys’ fishing contest this past Saturday. We were using this as a fun local church fundraiser for Camp Haven Bible Camp in Ontario Canada, a ministry our church supports. The date had been picked weeks in advance. As the day […]

Safe In HIS Hands

by John Schofield

May 17, 2017 This morning my wife’s sister sent pictures of her home where huge trees toppled in a severe thunderstorm last night.  Thankfully, it does not appear anyone was hurt directly from the storm, but property damage is extensive and clean-up will take weeks. Extreme weather causes many people to focus on climate change. […]