It’s not such a beautiful day…

It’s not such a beautiful day…

Just yesterday, I wrote about how it was a beautiful day in Nokomis. And today, in terms of the weather, was even more beautiful. The kids spent a good chunk of time playing outside. And I didn't even have to bribe them with more "screen time" in order for them to go outside and take advantage of this weather. It was that nice out. But then everything fell apart. Without going into too many of the details, I'll just say that my evening was less than ideal. Among other delightful surprises, it was…continue reading →
It’s a Beautiful Day

It’s a Beautiful Day

I probably say this every winter, but this past winter I often wished I lived in Nokomis, FL rather than Nokomis, IL. The winter didn't start off too bad. In fact, all throughout the autumn months, there were rumors that the coming winter was going to be an especially bad one. I don't know who started those rumors, but that's what "they" kept saying. But when winter rolled around, it didn't seem so bad at first. It didn't snow much. Sure, it was a little cold, but the winds weren't very strong, so…continue reading →
We Serve at Nokomis Christian Missions

We Serve at Nokomis Christian Missions

Nokomis Christian Missions is a great ministry in which¬†churches in and around Nokomis partner together to serve our community. Together, we help with a variety of needs, ranging from clothing to household goods to furniture to everything in between. It's really a great place for anyone to find all sorts of things that they need at unbelievably low prices. All of the items for sale have been donated by members of our community. It's a beautiful thing to see how much we come together to help one another. That being said, the Mission…continue reading →
The Exciting Message of Grace

The Exciting Message of Grace

The Bible paints an exciting message about God's grace. "The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people." (Titus 2:11) "By grace, you have been saved through faith." (Ephesians 2:8) "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9) "My child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 2:1) "Sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace." (Romans 6:14) From these verses alone, we learn that salvation is available to…continue reading →