Pastor’s Corner: I’m Praying for You

Pastor Rob Norris

By Pastor Rob Norris First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them.                                                                                                                 1 Timothy 2:1 In November 1970, at the height of tensions in Vietnam, a pair of college students launched a campaign to […]

Keep Going

By Rob Norris Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 We don’t talk a lot about cross carrying. That’s more the fine print of being a follower of Christ–the part we don’t generally go around advertising to those we’re hoping to draw into Christian faith. […]

Growing Gardens

By Rob Norris Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9 I like the way a garden looks when it’s clean and neat, when all the soil is evened out and the weeds are pulled up. But I know too […]

Humor Me

By Rob Norris  2 Corinthians 4:5 We do not preach about ourselves. We preach about Jesus Christ. We say that he is Lord. And we serve you because of him. It’s always dangerous to make assumptions. I am reminded of the businesswoman who found herself with an extra hour of airport down time. She bought […]

Life in the Fast-Food Lane

By Rob Norris Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 When Truett Cathy opened his Dwarf House restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946, he made a decision never to deal with money on the Lord’s Day. The Dwarf House was always closed on Sundays. The restaurant was the […]

A New Legacy

By Rob Norris This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8 […]

Strong into the Night

Pastor Rob Norris He who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. Proverbs 29:25 In September 1939, Great Britain allied with France and several other alarmed countries in declaring war on Hitler’s Germany, which had invaded Poland in its intended march toward global domination. By the end of the year, anxieties throughout England remained on […]

Thanksgiving Day after Day

By Rob Norris He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me. Psalm 50:23 Has it ever seemed surprising to you that God made the Israelites wander in the wilderness for 40 years just for grumbling and complaining? My kids may have spent 30 minutes in their rooms for griping, but 40 years? That’s some […]

Dreaming Dreams

By Pastor Rob Norris   So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people. Galatians 6:10   I think one of the greatest needs in the Christian community is for individual men and women to dream some dreams about how they can use their talents to impact people’s lives for Christ. Let […]

“I’m There”

By Pastor Rob Norris “I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.” Philippians 2:20 Gary Thomas, author of such inspiring books as Sacred Marriage and Authentic Faith: The Power of a Fire-Tested Life, tells the story of two American soldiers who became fast friends during their preparations […]

Hands Down

By Pastor Rob Norris Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 In a classic Sunday comic strip from Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, Linus is eating a sandwich and Lucy is nearby as he begins to ponder. “Hands are fascinating things,” he says. “I like my hands. I think […]

Soul Food

Oh, how I love your teachings! I talk about them all the time. Psalm 119:97 By Rob Norris We’re all familiar with the nutritional listings on food and beverage packages. Most of us are interested in total calories per serving, especially calories coming from good or bad fat, as well as readings on carbohydrates, sugar […]

All I Really Need

Pastor Rob Norris, The Crossings

By Rob Norris  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10 At the very moment Darnly Motter was giving birth to her third child in the delivery room, her husband, Larry, was one floor below having a blood […]

A New Legacy

By Rob Norris This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8 […]

A Parent’s Top Five

Rob Norris Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Tami and I have not been perfect parents, but when you have children God gives you a few hundred lessons along the way. And from our years of experience, we’ve […]

Gods Path Or Your Path

By Pastor Rob Norris Think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Proverbs 3:6 Although the Lord showers His goodness on all men and women, the ability to perceive and enjoy it is limited by a refusal to reverence Him as God. To experience the fullness of […]

Life In The Fast-Food Lane

By Pastor Rob Norris Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 When Truett Cathy opened his Dwarf House restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia in 1946, he made a decision never to deal with money on the Lord’s Day. The Dwarf House was always closed on Sundays. Perhaps this policy […]

Bouncing Ball

By Pastor Robert Norris I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity. Ecclesiastes 2:11 There are seasons in life when our work requires more of us than it does at other times For Example, Tax season for the accountant and Christmas […]

Fifty Years Faithful

By Pastor Rob Norris “For love is as strong as death.” – Song of Solomon 8:6 Only 10 months into their marriage, during an otherwise calm Sunday drive to church one July morning, a young Navy couple’s car was broadsided by a streaking ambulance racing through an intersection. The driver of the car, R. L. […]

Keep Going

By Pastor Rob Norris Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 We don’t talk a lot about cross carrying. That’s more the fine print of being a follower of Christ–the part we don’t generally go around advertising to those we’re hoping to draw into Christian […]