What’s Your Verse of the Day?

Pastor Pat Devotion, Verse of the Day

One spiritual discipline that is a tremendous help in practicing the presence of God throughout the day is picking one verse from your morning quiet time and “carry it with you”. It is a practice that has been very helpful in my life. After all, the Bible never tells us …

Your Way or God’s Way?

Pastor Pat Christian Living, Devotion

One of the most encouraging verses in God’s Word is Isaiah 55:8–9. It says, “’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your …

Going for the Gold: Ministry at the Olympics

Pastor Pat Christian Living, Devotion, News & Current Events

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” (1 Corinthians 9:24)   In 1984, I was living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was in high school. It was during this …

How to Have a Great Quiet Time

Pastor Pat Devotion

Last Sunday at church, I shared a message called “The Untold Story of You.” (You can listen to that message here.) We looked at the life of Gideon from Judges 6. God saw Gideon not as he was, afraid and cowardly, but as he was going to be, a mighty …

Suffering as a Christian: Like a Butterfly

Pastor Pat Christian Living, Devotion

This last Sunday, I shared a message about suffering as a Christian. (You can listen to it by clicking here.) 1 Peter 4:12-19 was the text. One of the greatest blessings that I receive as a pastor is to watch the Word of God cause people to grow. Over the last …