Pastor Paul's Perspective


Setting Spiritual Goals

At breakfast this morning with a group of men from West Pines, we talked about goals. Goals that we have in our lives in a variety of categories. We have goals for our health, our finances, our family, our careers, our educations, and even our patience (or lack of . . . ). Goals help us achieve those things that we think are important. At least, important at the time.

Getting To Know You

Knowing & Knowing About

Over the years, I have met a lot of people. Great people with interesting stories. Great people with similarities and differences. Great people from all over the world.

As I meet new people, I love getting to know them. Getting to know more about them: their interests, their likes and dislikes, their political views, their social agenda, and yes - their views and beliefs about Jesus Christ and who He is.

No Engine, No Heart

Guest Blog by Missionary Chris Sadowitz

I'm not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, but I do know that a car without an engine just won't run. We could roll it down a hill, or tow it up one and give it some semblance of movement, but it has no power of its own. In a different analogy, without a heart, the body won't live. No doubt, technology and pharmacology can keep a body in stasis for a while but that kind of existence is artificial, hollow, and once the body is disconnected it dies, like dead. No heart, no life!

What may come as a surprise to the modern church is that the heart of Christianity is not predominantly, “Jesus loves me this I know,” as we sang in Sunday school, 


Come Celebrate With Us!

This Sunday, February 3, is our Annual Meeting at West Pines. This is a time to celebrate God's goodness to our church family. Here are a few of the things we will celebrate:

No Such Thing As Self-Sufficiency

Why We Need Our Own Paul, Barnabas & Timothy

Being needed is a great part of parenting children when they are younger. Kids always need our help and, in a weird kind of way, I always liked to be needed. And now, of course, with our kids older and self-sufficient, I'm no longer needed. My help is no longer needed.

How To Surprise Your Mother-In-Law

And Become All That God Intends

Sometimes it's hard to see beyond the here and now. To see beyond what we are today to what we might, by God's grace, become. It may be because of this that the following statement is true:

"Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law."

Again: It's funny because it's true . . .

The Original Superhero

Morphing in Reverse

If you watch a lot of movies, you are aware that we have a lot of "morphing" going on.

"Morphing" is when characters change their appearance and transform into the superhero that will save the day. Now, "morphing" isn't a new thing. I grew up with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman (my personal favorite ), Spiderman, and the Hulk. Nowadays you have dozens more who morph right before our eyes. From Power Rangers to Captain America to Transformers, there's a lot of change going on.

Keeping Sundays Sacred

New Resolutions for 2019

Happy New Year!  Goodbye 2018 and Hello 2019!

(that's "by the way" for you non-cool folks) -- where has the past 18 years gone??? And what even happened to year 2000???

I digress . . . 

With a new year comes both the opportunity to reflect on the past and renewed optimism for what lies ahead.

Questioning Hearts

How Faith Battles Doubt

As a kid growing up in church, I was introduced to a believing faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. I was surrounded by people of faith in my family, my friends, and certainly at my home church. So, faith became part of my life as I was exposed to these everyday influences. 

At eight years old I chose to believe in Jesus Christ and, by faith, accepted Him as my personal Savior, my Redeemer, my Messiah, my Lord. And this faith was real to me.

Enjoying the Christmas Story

Or is it the Christmas account??

Christmas is certainly in the air . . . along with all the stuff (good and bad) that accompanies the Christmas season.

The good (from my perspective):

  • Christmas cookies
  • Christmas lights
  • Smell of the Christmas tree
  • Chick-Fil-A peppermint milkshakes
  • Christmas carols
  • Staff/Deacon Christmas party and gift exchange
  • Presents
  • More presents
  • Time with family
  • Elf - The Movie
  • 24-7 Christmas music on radio

The bad (from my perspective):


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