Pastor Kelley’s Blog

Playing Hide and Seek

I remember playing Hide and Seek often as a kid, with my cousins on family gatherings.  The old farm house had lots of great hiding places.  I remember once, one of my cousins hid in an old hamper in the hall closet that hadn't been used for years.  My other cousins...

Again

   Do it again!  Again! How many of us have had a small child say that to us.  Read it again, play with me, again, push me on the swing again… Just do it again.  We’ve done it before, we can do it again.  But often repetition becomes...

Rejoicing in Trials

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.”  Romans 5:3 NLT    I don’t know about you, but reading the above verse in the Bible is hard.  I don’t want to rejoice when I’m going through a tough time and...

The Old Crowbar

I held the old crowbar in my hand, and gave it a few solid whacks with my hammer to pound the edge between the two boards.  I was wanting to pull apart this old pallet to make something useful out of it.  I hammered, I pulled, I hammered again and pulled again.  It...

Round About Way

 I recently returned from a trip, and noticed something I hadn’t noticed before in Montana.  They are really into having round-abouts on their highways.  I was so thankful for the use of my GPS, as I was often confused which exit to take on the round about.  Sometimes...

Perseverance

Perseverance  Just the mention of this word can bring sighs of exhaustion, and discouragement.  We’ve all experienced times of perseverance that brought about a positive result in our lives, as well as when we didn’t persevere and things didn’t turn out so well.   ...