Dr. W's Reflections...

          “Shout to the Lord!” The Lord blessed us with a wonderful Sunday morning of worship. What a blessing it is to be joined in fellowship with you! Thank you for making FCC of Allen a peace-filled community of faith. Let’s remember that God invites us to make a life and not just a living. And, let’s remember that the Lord inspires us to build a life and not just a resume. 

          We have been blessed to be a blessing! You and I have a story to tell today because God has now given us his story to tell! And so, let’s continue to pray: “Lord, send people to us and send us to people.”

The Lord be with you,




          “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

          These words of Holy Scripture invite us to pray. In fact, they remind us that God calls for us to pray about “every situation.” And so, the way to be anxious about nothing is to be prayerful about everything. So, with “thanksgiving,” you and I can now be specific in the prayers and particular in the petitions we make as we “present” our requests to God. 

          The action of prayer connects us to God and provides us with an opportunity to engage in conversation with God. But when you and I “present” our requests to God, we also begin to experience companionship with God. And it is this companionship that makes “peace” happen–the “peace of God which transcends all understanding”–the “peace” of God that will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.