The Shepherd’s Vigil, 06/22/22

Monumental Love. Wow —what a week we are having! VBS is always a favorite time of year. All the children, volunteers, and youth come together each day to celebrate and experience the Love of Jesus. This week our theme is “Monumental”. We are learning together about the “Monumental Love of Jesus”.  Imagine that for a moment—Jesus’ […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 06/15/22

There are times when I feel overwhelmed by all of the things that are going wrong. I assume you feel the same way now and then. It always seems to happen that chaos swirls around me as everything goes wrong at once-the roof leaks, a friend needs help, a loved one is suffering with cancer, […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 06/8/22

The only thing I can think of to say in this last weekly devotional for my New Horizon family is thank you.  This past Sunday was a beautiful day with all the celebrations of graduates and confirmation.  The receptions were very nice and I enjoyed peaching with as many of you as I possibly could.  Amy and […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 06/1/22

For everything there is a season, a time for everything under heaven         Ecclesiastes 3:1 This scripture is well known as it speaks of a time for this and a time for that; there is a time for everything.  As a great new chapter in life begins, there is a closing of the last chapter.  There […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 05/25/22

Every sabbath he was in the synagogue sharing about Jesus             Acts 18:4 This passage is describing the activity of Paul as he works to establish and build the church through bringing people to a relationship with Jesus.  This episode happens in Corinth, but this is his pattern in each city and town through his […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 05/18/22

“Love is patient”          1 Corinthians 13:4  This scripture is from the popular love chapter of the Bible.  There are beautiful words of what love is and is not, like love is patient and not selfish.  The chapter ends with faith, hope and love abide these three and the greatest is love. This is a grand notion of love […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 05/11/22

And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.  Jerimiah 30:22 There is some variation of this scripture throughout the Old Testament.  It is the word of God establishing a covenant with God’s people.  Often because of our rebellious nature it is the words of restoration to the relationship we broke.  All […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 05/04/22

 You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.   Acts 1:8  There are a few scriptures on the walls around the Flamingo campus facility that are like this one.  We get power from the Holy Spirit of God SO THAT we are empowered to live a daring life of […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 04/27/22

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit              Acts 2:4 Jesus promised the Holy Spirit and delivered on that promise.  All those who followed him were filled and that was the power that began the church and continues to sustain the church today.  Have you ever felt the presence of the Holy Spirit?  Have […]

The Shepherd’s Vigil, 04/20/22

“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.”          Prov. 27:17 We need each other to grow in faith.   In healthy community relationships we make each other better.  We certainly feel better when we are in a group full of energy.  We felt this last Sunday on the Easter worship celebrations.  People were joyful, we shared in […]