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We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭2‬ NLT)

This past week, I sat on a church platform as a precious man was being eulogized and ushered into Glory. The world lost a valiant spiritual warrior. And yet in that service and the subsequent wintery cold graveside ceremony, no one was angry or bitter. We knew Rick was home, the place he longed to be. Not a single soul would have taken that from him!

As we grow older, our bodies get worn and can’t function like it used to. Our mind isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be. A good appearance is still possible, we just have to get up earlier to accomplish it! But both the physical and mental tolls we pay begin to add up. That’s why it’s natural for a Christian to begin thinking more about the home to come and less about the one we presently occupy. Weariness longs for change. 

Coming to Church each week solidifies the thought in our heart that there is still a life to come! While we live, we are to do the works of a Disciple: Knowing God and making Him known. And God blesses us with beautiful experiences along the journey! Yet our hearts should always burn bright with the expectation of a better life yet to be! Come to church today and be reminded of your future home! You are loved!


He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, whose leaf also shall not wither…The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.” (Psalms 1:3, 4 NKJV)

Our town of Poyen, AR, is a unique town, built from the Swamp Reclomation Act of 1850. We are surrounded by swamp and overflow land, with springs that bubble up from the ground. When it rains, there’s not much place for the water to move because the saturation point for our ground is so easily achieved. We live in a very wet, green area!

Yet, our one remaining Oak tree that we tried to keep in our new parking area died from lack of water. Not because of a drought, but because it’s roots couldn’t get to the water with new dirt packed on top of it. Surrounded by water, yet died of dryness.

God is all around you today, but you’ll only have Him because your “spiritual roots” are reaching for His presence, not packed down with the stuff of life. Life and death in God is within your grasp, so choose to grasp Life! You are loved today!