Pastor Tim’s Blog

  • Saturday morning run…

    July 14, 2018
    Tim Bistline I’m learning to enjoy running… slowly! I am a novice really, and am running to get my 52 year old body in shape and the weight off. While I was running this morning, some thoughts were “running” through my mind. You may find them helpful, encouraging, insightful or just a waste of time. But, I ...
  • dying not dead…

    July 10, 2018
    Tim Bistline Is the Church in America Really Dying? By Joe McKeever A lot of thought provoking information was included in the piece, and Joe’s emotions were authentic and real about his opinion about whether the church in America is dying or not. As I read the piece, it dawned on me that I have used this phase, ...
  • Shel knows…

    February 1, 2018
    Tim BistlineInvitation by Shel Silverstein “If you are a dreamer, come in If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer… If you’re a pretender, come sit by the fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!” (Where the Sidewalk Ends, www.shelsilverstein.com) It starts with an invitation from a trusted friend to ...
  • chasing the wind

    January 18, 2018
    Tim Bistline“Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.” King Solomon, the Bible How much is this statement true in the times we live in. We seem to be “chasing after the wind”, looking for ways to make us thinner, ...
  • mighty warrior

    September 6, 2017
    Tim BistlineIn our journey to go through the entire Bible, both with our kids and with our adults, we are working our way through the Old Testament book of Judges. Gideon is our focus for Sunday. If you don’t know the story of Gideon, you can read it in chapters 6-8. Once you read his story, ...