May 25

5 Elements of Lasting Love

Lasting Love: Walking my daughter down the aisle
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Encouraging Messages

Why do so many people “fall out of love”; get divorced; hate those they once loved? Learn what it takes to make love last. This article defines five elements that are all necessary for love to last past the hardships and difficulties that life throws in the way. Continue reading

Feb 16

Can you believe I don’t have 10 unbelieving friends?

During the late fall of 2008, God began to nudge my heart for a new passion for evangelism. In prayer, I felt strongly convicted that my own preaching had become too “general” and not focused on pointing the unbeliever to … Continue reading

Oct 13

Am I a “born” leader?… are you?

Someone mentioned to me recently in their assessment of another person — “the man is a born leader!”  As I reflected later on the thought, I’m not sure I totally accept the concept that leadership is a genetic marker for … Continue reading

Sep 03

Why churches don’t fulfill the Great Commission (part 2)

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Make Disciples The word discipleship has HUGE baggage … Continue reading

Aug 17

Who is Ray Waldo

Ray Waldo is a retired minister with a passion for sharing knowledge, understanding and (if possible), wisdom with everyone he meets. Prior to his retirement, Ray served as a local pastor and as a short-term missionary to Mexico, Kenya, Uganda … Continue reading

May 10

Mismanaged Anger

Someone has said, “Harboring anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” The 18th-century British physician John Hunter, who was a pioneer in the field of surgery and served as surgeon to King George III, … Continue reading