Mike’s Funny

After the family sang some carols, four-year-old Kevin Kneeland commented “Wasn’t it good of the shepherds to put on clean clothes when they went to see baby Jesus?”


His mother asked, “What do you mean?”


Kevin explained, “We just sang, ‘While Shepherds Washed Their Socks by Night.’”

Do As I Do

Pat Riley (NBA coach) wrote about the “danger of me.”  He said, “The most difficult thing for individuals to do when they’re part of the team is to sacrifice.  It’s so easy to become selfish in a team environment.  To play for me.  It’s very vulnerable to drop your guard and say, ‘This is who I am and I’m gonna open up and give of myself to you.’ But that exactly what you’ve got to do. Willingness to sacrifice is the great paradox.  You must give up something in the immediate present – comfort, ease, recognition, quick rewards – to attract something even better in the future.” (Riley, The Winner Within, 53)



There are over sixty references to Ethiopia in the Bible, and Christianity there goes back to the days of Philip in Acts 8.  But the modern story of the Ethiopian church also sounds like readings from the book of Acts, especially among the Wallamos.  In 1927, the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) sent missionaries to evangelize this wild tribe, worshipers of Satan.  During its annual “Passover” the Wallamos sacrificed a bull to Satan, sprinkling its blood on the doorposts of their houses and serving its raw flesh to every member of their families.  The atmosphere smelled of demons.



Teacher:  If I laid four eggs over there, and four eggs over here, how many eggs would I have?


Student:  I don’t think you can do it, teacher.

Bible Reading Plan October 2017

Read the following during the month of October at your own pace:

  • Psalms (3 chapters per week)
  • Proverbs (1 chapter per day)
  • John (entire book for month)
  • 1,2, 3 John (entire book for month)
  • Revelation (entire book for month)

Thank You

Hello everyone and recovery is continuing!  I am so thankful for all those who have brought so many supplies that we needed.  To all those volunteers who have gave countless hours rescuing, unloading supplies, working in homes, housing those displaced, and many other things that are not coming to my mind right now.  You all have truly been Jesus to our community.  Thank you again!


How Do You Spell Puma

Teacher:  How do you spell puma?


Student:  P-O-O-M-A.


Teacher:  The dictionary spells it P-U-M-A.


Student:  You didn’t ask me how the dictionary spells it.  You asked me how I spell it.

Bible Reading Plan September 2017

Read the following at your own pace for September:

  • Psalms (3 chapters per week)
  • Proverbs (1 chapter per day)
  • Hosea (entire book for month)
  • Joel (entire book for month)
  • Amos (entire book for month)
  • Obediah (entire book for month)
  • Jonah (entire book for month)
  • Micah (entire book for month)
  • Nahum (entire book for month)
  • Habakkuk (entire book for month)
  • Zephaniah (entire book for month)
  • Haggai (entire book for month)
  • Zechariah (entire book for month)
  • Malachi (entire book for month)

I Got a 100 Today

Boy:  I got a hundred in school today.

Father:  That’s great!  What did you get a hundred in?

Boy:  Two things.  I got 50 in spelling and 50 in arithmetic.

Back to Church Sunday

Back to Church Sunday is coming up on September 17. We’re having a special service specifically designed to welcome people back to church, so now is a good time to start praying about who you will invite. Eight out of ten people say they are open to visiting church if invited. That’s powerful! Imagine how our community can be transformed if everyone here invited at least one person to come to church.