From the Pastor's Pen

Welcome to Pastor Carl Miller’s Blog! We hope that you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord through these devotions.

Enter His Gates

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,…

Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Paul begins his exhortations on some details of Christian living with what some would consider “tall orders.” However, I want you to notice how these things take our focus away…

Regeneration and Renewal

“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,” Titus 3:4-5 As Paul has painted the backdrop of the depravity of man…

A Simple life

In Tolkien’s works, one of the constant themes throughout the story is seen in the hobbits. They are small, insignificant. They have none amongst the ranks of great heroes or thinkers. Yet, it is a small band of hobbits that successfully bring the Ring to the fires of Mt. Doom, and save the free peoples…

The Helper, the Holy Spirit

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” ~ John 14:25-26 Jesus, the great and marvelous Savior, Teacher, and…

Humble Before God

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements – surely, you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or what were its bases sunk, or who laid the cornerstone, when the mornings stars sang together, and all the sons of God…

Restoration of Joy

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 This is a brief, simple verse that’s packed with profound, rich comfort for you and me today. In many ways, David had many fears. In many ways, David had much around him pressing him to be fearful of.…