Faith Baptist Church of Sterling

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Doing Evil for Good

No doubt you have been disgusted and sickened to see what has gone on in cities all over the country as rioters and looters—better, anarchists & insurrectionists!—have exploited the death of George Floyd to wreak havoc and create chaos & fear. We’ve watched… Tough-guy thugs throw water bottles, bricks, and fireworks at police officers Masked…

“Read Psalm 91!!!”

The national mood the last couple of weeks has involved a mixture of fear, anger, and not a little bit of anxiety. Pretty somber days. I saw it quite evident recently when I turned on Fox News a little before 9. Sean Hannity was in the closing moments of his hour covering the rioting and…

Pennies from Heaven

How many times have you been walking along somewhere and semi-noticed a penny lying on the ground, only to keep on walking—after all, it really wasn’t worth stopping, stooping, and scooping up that little bit o’ copper? I’ve probably bypassed a dollar or so in my lifetime doing just that. But not anymore. Now, I…

A Mighty Fortress!

As you walk in the door at AirPlay in downtown Sterling or at any Starbucks, your attention might be drawn to the bulletin board hanging near the entrance—a community bulletin board where people and organizations can post fliers or notices of just about any kind: a yoga class…a lost cat…a housecleaning service…a local concert…a support…

Quite the Shelter!

I’m currently looking at options for a couple of backpacking trips this summer. Not sure what I’ll do for one of them, but the other will take me back to the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin—particularly the Kettle Moraine South section. Actually, Chris is planning to join me for this one, so it promises to…

Summer’s Ended…

In many respects, autumn is my favorite season of the year. The crisp, cool air is a welcome relief to the warm and humid days of August. Most years, the dark green of our Midwestern trees gives way to vibrant red and gold and orange, along with muted burgundy, an occasional pink, and pale yellows and…