Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

Special Treasures

     A couple of days ago, my husband and I were out fishing. We worked hard at it – we were in the right place, the right time, with the right gear. But we toiled all day and caught nothing, Sound familiar?      We eventually decided to pull up the trolling gear and run to Treasure Island Reef. On the run my thoughts became focused on…

Does the Lord really have all of you?

(Mat 6:19-21) The choice between two treasures. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Jesus, MANY TIMES…

Fruit Before Gifts

Fruit Before Gifts By Kay Schultz      I can’t remember who said “the fruit of the Spirit must come before the gifts of the Spirit.” But that has stuck in my mind for the last couple of weeks. I finally realized it would be a good subject for a blog.     The fruit of the Holy Spirit has to do with Kingdom character. The gifts of the Holy…

I Followed Jabez

    The other day I caused someone pain. The incident immediately brought to mind Bruce Wilkinson’s little book “The Prayer of Jabez.” The name Jabez means ‘pain’ and he didn’t want to cause any pain, so he prayed to God this prayer:  Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that you would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may…

Angry? Use It – Don’t Waste It!

     Expressing anger can take several forms. Rage is one that’s described as heated agitation with sudden explosion of words and/or action. Anger stuffed inside manifests as resentment and includes an attitude of retaliation. It is said that another form is depression, which is anger turned inward.       But there is one valuable…

CAN BLOOD CRY OUT?

   Have you ever realized that the Bible is a bloody book?      There is a blood trail from Genesis through Revelation. But what is God’s purpose for this trail? Why does He want us to follow the blood?      In Genesis 4, the Scripture describes how Cain murdered his brother. In verse 10, God asks Cain: “What have you done? The voice of your…

COVID 19 Ethos

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” At the heart of the Christian faith is love. Love requires us to lay down our freedoms for others.[1] We also take special care to protect those who are most vulnerable among us.[2] COVID19 specifically preys upon the most vulnerable—those with underlying health conditions. As such we have a…

Sheep Tips from Psalm 23

  Verse 1: The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want        Tip: If the Lord is your Shepherd, for God’s sake, let Him have His way. Then you won’t be missing anything. Just trust Him! Verse 2: He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters        Tip: When the Shepherd says it’s time to rest on soft…

WHAT REALLY MATTERS??!!

   What is the meaning of life? Having just finished reading the book of Proverbs, and being set to begin Ecclesiastes, I am feeling deeply thoughtful. So many directives of wisdom, common sense and some other sense I probably will never understand were written into Proverbs. I was overwhelmed. And now I embark on a journey through the book of Ecclesiastes.    …

Long time no see

Blessings to you today in Jesus name!I miss you all so much. It’s been too long since we’ve all been together. So many aspects of our daily lives and routines, we’ve taken for granted. Who would have ever thought that a virus named “corona” could cause such catastrophic repercussions all over the world! God only knows when this will end. In…

Elevated Church: Looking to Go Viral

Elevated Church: Looking to Go Viral by Kay Schultz      One day, our shepherd, Pastor Eric, began to move us sheep into something new. We could feel it. We could smell it. New moves, new language, new atmosphere, new directions.       Some of us didn’t like it and found a different flock. Some of us got excited and seemed to know what…

COVID-19/Coronavirus

Everyone, I want to update you on church plans for COVID-19/Coronavirus. We have been in prayer and sought much wisdom and counsel regarding ministry operations. As I’m sure you’re aware, the situation is changing rapidly and at this time we must operate not out of fear, but wisdom. Effective Immediately and until further notice, we will be moving to limited church…