Minister’s Message: Are we seeing flowers or weeds?

In diffiult times, we need to watch what we watch



Minister’s Message: Being trustworthy in troubled times

Many people have forgotten that the source of our American values and virtues is the Bible.



Minister’s Message: Back to School lessons for all

We adults often forget about our own development as “children” of the Heavenly Father.



Minister’s Message: Training in righteousness

Stay prepared for the unfortunate things life can send our direction


An overwhelming confidence

Are you overwhelmed by huge obstacles? Consider God: His character, provision and promises.


Minister’s Message: The hand of God shapes us into beauty

God is expertly working for those who love him to bring about good in us.


Minister’s Message: The amazing promise of grace

Grace is not a one and done experience with God.


Minister’s Message: In God’s eyes, all lives matter

Therefore our nation must seek God-honoring solutions to end all racial inequity.

Minister’s Message: Finding hope in dark times

A life lived without hope is like a life lived without love.

Minister’s Message: Faith is more than a leap

Climbing up a bedroom structure almost three times his height, my three-and-half-year-old son donned in his Superman pajamas quietly and quickly ascended to the top.… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: The greatest love of all

I like Valentine’s Day. All the bright hearts, sweets, poems of love and affection, flowers, cards, etc., are fun to give and receive. Florists are… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Don’t forget your main gig — loving others is loving God

Last year Harvard Business Review published an article, “Thriving in the Gig Economy.” They noted that around 150 million people in North America and Western… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Living in Accordance with God’s Plan

In John 16, Jesus is explaining to the disciples that He is going away. He is referring to His death and resurrection. Thus far, the… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: In answer to the question, ‘Who Cares?’

Definition of Loss is any major reduction in a person’s resources, whether personal, material, or symbolic, to which the person was emotionally attached. Types of… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Thank a veteran this Veterans Day

I just happen to be a Gulf War Veteran that was randomly selected to write the Minister’s Message for the Clarion. My immigrant grandfather served… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Against monsters, light always wins

As I write this, Halloween is just a day away and we are making preparations for the costumed horde to swoop in for all the… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Seasons Change — From Death to Life

Seasons change. Our glorious fall on the Kenai Peninsula was highlighted with amazing colors and warm weather. Now the daylight hours are getting shorter and… Continue reading

People valuing people is what makes our country good

How would you define a model citizen of the United States? How would such a person live? What would a good citizen do and value?… Continue reading

Minister’s message: How to take a break

A quote that is attributed to Aristotle observes that “nature abhors a vacuum.” He based his conclusion on the observation that nature requires every space… Continue reading