Entries by samster@vfbt.org

Why I Love My Church

There are literally millions of people in the world who can genuinely say, “I Love My Church!”  These people have experienced the blessing of a church family that loves God, exalts Jesus Christ, and shows love and forgiveness to one another.  It is this kind of a church family that people come to know the […]


Most of us had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We can all be grateful to God for His many blessings. My wife had an interesting Bible class this week with the 11th-12th graders in our academy.  Jodie asked the girls to write down all the things they are thankful for  – in five minutes.  Her girls […]

God is Good – All the Time

Sometimes I feel like I have to pinch myself because of the blessings of God.  As a teenager I committed to memory James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights….”  This verse is a continual reminder to me that everything good I have […]

Examine Yourself – 2 Cor. 13:5

After 5 months of a chronic cough, I am finally having some relief and hopefully on a road to recovery.  On my second good day the dr. called to let me know that the lungs looked good from the CT scan, but the lymph nodes in my chest were enlarged.  He ordered more testing to […]

Rebooting Life

How many times have you had to reboot your computer because it was running slow or it froze up?  We have all had this “semi-painful” experience of having to turn off our computer and turn it back on.  Thankfully, most of the time our computer once again runs smoothly.  God allows events in our lives […]