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God Delights in Me

What do you enjoy? Do you have a list? Here's a list of some things that I enjoy: Spending time with family Watching my son play baseball Playing the piano Drinking Caribou Coffee Reading my Kindle Eating Krispy Kreme donuts …

Episode 90: Rejoicing in Your Tents

Are any challenges approaching you? Are you quietly, soberly, perhaps fearfully facing the prospects of tomorrow? No matter what assailant is staked out on the hillside against you, there is hope. Pause briefly with Pastor Thomas Overmiller…

Rejoicing in Your Tents

Imagine that you are a bird, perched on the branch of a tree some 3,000 years ago. Overlooking a verdant valley in Israel, you see the tents of an invading army staked across the distant hillside. On the opposite hillside, you see the tents…

Episode 88: Confidence for Personal Change

Are you ever overwhelmed, feeling that true change in your Christian life is not possible? Take a moment to consider the teaching given to us in Colossians 1:27-29, that Christ is in you. This truth gives confidence that personal change is possible,…

Episode 83: The Medicine of Laughter

Do you enjoy the blessing of laughter and good humor? Or do you mistake spiritual living with being perpetually somber? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to see what the Bible says in Proverbs 15:13 about the good medicine of a merry heart.

The Medicine of Laughter

A Riddle for You Can you solve this riddle? Can you answer it quickly? Some people like rabbits. What do rabbits do? Hop. H-O-P. Some people work as police. What is another word for a policeman? A cop. C-O-P. Some children like to…

Friendship for the Journey

As I reflect on this calendar year of ministry, I thank God for the friendship, partnership and camaraderie of the people of Faith Baptist Church. Though God gives pastors to churches, he also gives churches every member to minister alongside…

Bad Words, Good Words

The Power of Your Words Have you considered the power of your words this week? Every time you speak, your words are doing things. Bad words do bad things, and good words do good things. Your words either discourage or encourage the person you…

The Importance of Thank You

When is the last time you wrote a thank you note? I ask this because saying 'thank you' is very important. Have you sent a 'thank you' email or text message recently? Have you said 'thank you' in any way to anyone at all? Let's do a quick…

The Ministry of Writing Letters

Have you written a letter lately? If not, I encourage you to consider doing it. In fact, I encourage you to make letter and note writing a habit. Phone calls, text messages, emails and social media connections can facilitate useful communication,…