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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. […]

Who Are You Loving On?

by John Schofield

May 10, 2017 What gives life and living greatest meaning? Is it not having meaningful and loving relationships? To be loved and to have someone to love is what makes life worth the living. How many people are desperately alone and isolated because they have not been able to navigate the spiritual and emotional waters […]

Good News! Good News!

by John Schofield

May 2, 2017 In the course of any given day, a person can be bombarded with bad news. To listen to the radio or TV or get the latest from your hand-held device could mire you in a slew of despondency. This is why I love the gospel in a bad news world. Gospel simply […]

Hinderances to Prayer

by John Schofield

April 10th, 2017 Sometimes, ministry squeezes time shorter than the number of tasks which need to be completed. But ministry simply means people and this a good thing to be squeezed for. In fact, the Apostle Paul says it this way. 2 Corinthians 5:13-15 13 “For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or […]

Seasons Come, Seasons Go

by John Schofield

March 28, 2017 Spring is slowly creeping forward and pushing back the cold. Easter is around the corner. The farmers are working getting their equipment ready for the planting season. The flu bug seems to be near the end of its strength. The long sigh of winter has finally expired. The seasons come and the […]

Faith Focus

by John Schofield

March 14th, 2017 We had a tremendous time as 45 of us trekked from MN to KY to go see the Ark Encounter. It was well worth the effort, but both before and after the trip there was a price to pay in time, energy and effort. Twenty-eight hours of driving in three days takes […]

Stewing? Consult the Cook.

by John Schofield

March 21, 2017 I pray this finds you having a good day. Whether or not you or I have a good day is dependent mostly upon how we start the day and look at it. In our weakness, it is very easy to be derailed for a whole day. It’s very easy for us to […]