May 2018

“A Word from Pastor Mike About the “Good” and “Bad” of Life!”
While recently thinking about our new puppy, Mia, I was struck with the reality that one must learn to accept the “bad” as well as the “good”. I mean how is it possible that some cute and cuddly critter could “suddenly” turn into a demon possessed, 4 legged, obsessively compulsive monster? And without getting too graphic, since I’m sure many of you have had experience with the aforementioned “dilemma”, for “me” it draws a tremendous parallel to the typical life of a typical Christian where everything in your life has been peachy cream, (“right”). Yet for most of us the norm is that life presents itself with a number of “highs” and “lows”, “expectations” and “disappointments” as well as “joys” and “sorrows” to which I might add…welcome to the club! And who could forget the old country favorite…“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” by Lynn Anderson which at the time, I thought was a “sappy” “syrupy” tune which simply played on one’s emotions, but truth be told it has “Scriptural” merit! *Some verses to consider! Job 1:20-22; Proverbs 24:10; Ecclesiastes 7:14; II Corinthians 4:15-18; 12:1-10; James 1:2,3; I Peter 1:6,7.
Praying we’ll all accept the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of life…and AND the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of puppy dogs also!
Pastor Mike