Making a marriage last — four quick thoughts

In addition to some sessions with individuals, I met with four married couples last week. If someone were to ask me what verses from the Bible I use most often in sessions with folks struggling in their marriages, it would most likely be Ephesians 4:29-32. While there...

Brad Bright to share this Sunday

“It’s All in Who You Know” has been our emphasis for the last eight Sundays at Avalon Church. Each of Pastor Dale’s messages has been about one of the attributes and characteristics of God. This Sunday, April 27, we have invited a special guest, Brad Bright, a man who...

Hope for “Saturday” people

It is Saturday afternoon. It has already been a busy day with a church elder’s meeting and yard work. As I sit in solitude in front of the computer to write this week’s update I am suddenly very aware that it is Saturday in the week of Passion. Oh, we are...

All you need is love — God’s love!

“God is Love” The message this Sunday, in both music and teaching, is going to be so straightforward – but it is not simple. It is easy to state – but hard to understand.  How is it that a holy, pure and righteous God would want anything to do with us? We mess up all...