As we stop to reflect on the true meaning of this blessed day, we realize that many are hurting due to sickness, or loss of a loved during this past year. But that is the reason that God Himself descended to earth, to give us the Hope and Peace that only comes from Him.

I am so thankful for a loving and caring family during this season and throughout the year. My biological family, Sister, Brother, Daughters and Son have been such a source of strength. But there is another family that rises to the occasion in so many ways – the church family – the family of God. Your encouragement and love has been shown in more ways than words can express. All I have to give back is a heartfelt “Thank You”.

In some way, I pray that the words I have shared, the humor that I sent, has been a help to your walk with God.

Next week I will be sharing some of the things that has made this part of my ministry a real joy. It will be the last week that my posts will come via the church webpages. On January 2, I will deliver my farewell and thank you sermon at Suffolk Pentecostal Holiness Church dba Radiant Life Ministries. 51 years of pastoral ministry in 6 different churches will come to a pause. I say Pause because I’ve learned to never say “Never” to God.

Thank you for all your comments and replies to these short devotions. You have kept me going for 23 years. I’ll share more next week. But until then. Truly it is time to worship the King of Glory. God Bless You.

          Pastor Don


I didn’t know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her.  I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me, and always she was correct. But it was fun for me, so I continued.

At last she headed for the door, saying, “Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!”


A church was preparing for Christmas services.  The pastor decided he wanted a banner made for the entryway and had a parishioner call the banner company.

The parishioner told the man on the phone the message he wanted and the dimensions needed for the entryway.

The sign came back a few days later:  “Unto Mary Jesus was born, six feet long and two feet wide”.