Midweek Article

"What do you weep for?"

“What do you weep for?”

41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Luke 19:41-44

The Dust

Genesis 3:14-19 (ESV) – The Dust

~Lenten Devotional from Redeemer Church (NYC)

The Climate of Youth Sports

The state of youth sports in America is either booming or suffering, depending on which box score you’re checking.  You could follow the money. Kids’ sports is a nearly $17 billion industry, which makes it larger than the business of professional baseball and approximately the same size as the National Football League. Or you could follow the kids. The share of children ages 6 to 12 who play a team sport on a regular basis declined from 41.5 percent in 2011 to 37 percent in 2017, according to a recent report from the Aspen Institute.

Wooster Church Plant

Dear friends at Evermore,

             For the past three months, Ryan and I have been attending Southside Community Church in Wooster as part of a church planting team. So many of you have graciously asked us about our experience and how the church is doing. Thank you! Thank you for your interest and your questions. Ryan and I came up with a Top Five list of observations and reflections. These are somewhat random and not in any particular order, so here goes.

The Hands and Feet of Jesus


One couple shared that the tornado had done a lot of damage to their house.  There was no one to help them.  They decided to pray for God’s help that He would send someone to help.  Five minutes later the phone rang.  It was MDS wondering if they could help. 

Another person said, “God sent His angels when the Mennonites showed up.  My faith in God has been restored.  I am going back to church”. 

Baby Bottle Campaign

We started our annual Baby Bottle Campaign yesterday (2/3)!!!  Debra Martin gave a great presentation updating us about the services offered by Pregnancy Choices’ (PC) and ways you can get involved.

Alaskan Adventure

As I watched TV4DADS: Alaskan Adventure on Right Now Media, I was drawn to the adventure in the season three episodes as the men fished for sockeye salmon, halibut, grayling and trout. Each episode also contains biblical teaching on virtues for men.

God's Family

So, his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly.  If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed him.   John 7:3-5 

What is going on with Jesus’ family?  Jesus is being hunted by the Jews in Judea.  They want to kill Him and yet his brothers are encouraging Him to go to Judea. You can just feel the sarcasm as their dislike for Jesus becomes evident. 

Pray in 2019

We have begun yet another year.  Aside from our own personal resolutions, we should be asking ourselves, “how can I pray more effectively this year?”  As faithful followers of Christ, this should give us pause to be still and focus on the Lord and His purposes.  If we truly desire to see God’s Kingdom come, WE MUST PRAY for the world that God loves so much.  After all, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16).  Be encouraged as it is Jesus who makes us righteous (for all those who believe in Him), making our prayers powerful!!!