PRECIOUS ARE HIS SAINTS

PASTOR DOUGLAS HECK "PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS"PSALM 116:15 On August 17th, at 1:30am, Pastor Doug Heck was called home. He awoke in the presence of His Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. I have no doubts that Doug burst into joy and laughter seeing the One whom…

Distractions

DISTRACTIONS On August 19th, I will be starting back up at Reformation Bible College. Yesterday, I printed out my syllabus's for both classes and surveyed the landscape to see what lies ahead this semester. Let us just say that even with just two classes, I will be busy. So busy in fact, that I must…

THOUGH HE SLAY ME

"Though He Slay me; I will hope in Him"Job 13:15a HEALING and GROWTH. Everyday for the last five months have been nothing short of a battle. It is hard to believe that is has even been five months since the deaths of my father and younger brother. It still feels surreal. I am in still…

the hiding place

Recently, I have been reading through Sinclair Ferguson's book, Deserted by God. In one of the chapters that I was going through as the hymn, poem called, The Hiding Place. This hymn struck a chord with me and I have been reading it daily. Also, it has some historical significance as this hymn was found…

of hills and valleys

Lamentations 3:22-24 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him." Lamentations 3:22-24 FIRST AND FOREMOST. Before I begin this composition, I want to first say…

Do NOt fret

Do not fret into the night, For morrow will be clear and bright, Do not let your tears be alone. Take comfort within the shadow of His Holy Throne, For as He rules in the heavens above, He hears our cries and will cradle us with His enduring Love, The Son will hold you ever…

Dear MOm, Dad, and Brother

A Letter to the ones I love. Dear Mom, Dad, and beloved Brother, Gail Melniszyn (May 26, 1950-May 26, 2002) Dear Mom, Tomorrow, on the Lord's Day is Mother's Day. It is hard to believe that you have passed into eternity 19 years ago at 8:05pm, on your birthday. I recall getting the phone call…

Christ the sure and steady anchor

I sit here. Tears stream down my swollen cheeks. The Month of May begins this week and I was reminded of a few things. My Mother passed away on May 26th, 2002 while was based in Izmir, Turkey. She was taken into eternity that night which was her birthday. My Father who passed away back…

The Cold Hand of Humanity

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) A patient who is treated with an intubator lies on a bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care units to full capacity and…