Put 2019 In God’s Hands

Let’s pretend for a moment. Your banker calls you with some good news. An anonymous donor has decided to deposit into your account 86,400 pennies each morning for the rest of your life. There is only one stipulation. You must spend all the money the day you receive it. None can be saved and carried […]

The Reason to Celebrate

Comtesse de Le Riviere and her mother were two of 64 women who the Nazis held as prisoners in Ludenburg, Germany. ALL the women were Jews and they were the only two Christians. Their guarded prison was a small cold stable. In those bleak surroundings, her mother announced, “We are going to have Christmas.” Of […]

The Gift of the Magi

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry is one of my favorite short stories. Della and Jim were very much in love but also very poor. Each had a unique possession. Della’s hair was her glory. When let down, it was like a robe. Jim owned a gold pocket watch given to him by […]

Unity and Harmony

“You don’t have to see eye to eye to walk side by side.” One of the best things about Eastmont is our unity and harmony. Unity does not mean uniformity. We are different in many ways, but we are united by our commitment to Christ. In all churches Christ is present. In many churches He […]


I’m wearing my philosophical/political hat today so be patient. Many of you have heard of Utopia. It is an imagined place in which everything is perfect. It isn’t a new concept. In 1516 Sir Thomas Moore wrote of it. Utopia is a noble and worthy dream. However, on earth, Utopia will always be an unattainable […]