Faith Baptist Church of Sterling

Taste and See!

This has happened more times than I would care to remember. We’re at a restaurant, hungry, eager for a good meal. The menu displays photos of select items from the extensive array of options, and each looks delicious—well, most do, anyway. How many times have you ordered a pictured item? You can’t help it, right?…

A Life-Long Process

All parents can attest to the wonder that is their child. Mom is especially tuned in when she figures out she’s going to have a baby. This months-long process occurring within may happen somewhat gradually, but not unnoticeably! At first, of course, mom can’t ignore the obvious physical signs taking place in her body. And…

A Lengthy Process…

In the overall scheme of things, the process I had to go through to become an ordained minister was relatively easy. To be sure, while going through that process, I didn’t think so. When I sensed the Lord’s leading in that direction, I was barely in the second semester of my senior year of high…

Lead is Lead Still

Have you ever given in to the temptation to use one of those penny-morphing machines? Surely you’ve seen them at a tourist attraction, haven’t you? Over the years, we have encountered them at Disney World, Great America, Sea World, Niagara Falls, the Cog Railway at Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, and many more places, I’m…

Runaway Knocks

Young teen guys can do some of the dumbest, most mischievous stuff. Certainly not all guys, but enough. I hate to admit it, but I must—I was one of them. Seems like in our middle-class Chicago suburb in the early 70’s pulling pranks in the neighborhood was just the thing to drum up a little…

Pilgrims on the way…

One of the oldest Christian pilgrimages is the Camino de Santiago, which largely traverses northern Spain. The most popular route originates in Biarritz, France, and ends 500 miles later at the shrine of St. James in a cathedral in Galicia, northwest Spain, not too far from the coast. As one might suspect, the pilgrimage originated…

Choking the Weeds

Charles Spurgeon loved reading the Puritans. As he read, he would underline, mark sections, highlight them. Likely, Spurgeon would have loved the invention of the Highlighter pen! One writer he returned to frequently was Thomas Manton, and from the writings of the long-deceased Puritan, Spurgeon extracted a host of quotes that he then expanded upon…

Faith on an Uncertain Journey

Sage advice to the oft-perplexed about where they are—or where they’re going—in life is “Find out where God is at work and go there!” Sounds good. Sounds pious. Sounds like something Job’s friends would’ve told the poor guy as he wallowed in misery. But what if, as Job testified, I haven’t a clue what He’s…