Sunday, June 25, 2017

Losing All But Jesus...

I have lived almost 6 decades on earth.  I have lost in many different ways.  I have lost loved ones to death.  I have lost in love going through a divorce.  I lost a position and career in The Salvation Army because of that divorce.  I have lost many games and other things I don't even remember.  But I have never lost Jesus.  He has always been there.  Even when I was far from Him and chasing other "brass rings" He has always been there.  I am the one who was lost.  Jesus has always been there.  Thank you Lord, for your grace and mercy...

Friday, February 24, 2017


10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 Corinthians 1:10

Thursday, January 12, 2017


"When we kneel before our God, bow our heads and pray heartfelt, fervent prayers, we connect with God, and He with us, in a very real and powerful way.
During His time on earth Jesus had much to say about prayer, and He lived it out in an intimate relationship with His Heavenly Father" - Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jesus Is The Only Hope For This World!

The world seems out of control at times.  Jesus is the only hope for each of us!

Having a Heart for Christ is the goal of all His followers!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

4 Reasons I Believe There Is A God

I have been a Christian for over 40 years.  Why do I believe in God?  Is there any evidence for His existence when there seem to be many moving away from Him?  These may be simple examples but they are also profound and could not have happened by chance:

1.  Eagle - I have seen the wonder of an American Bald Eagle fly over a calm Minnesota lake.

2.  Young Baby - I have held three children after they were birthed from their Mother's womb.

3.  Expanse of Space - I have sat on the shore of a lake in the Canadian wilderness in darkness looking at the Milky Way and the millions of stars.

4.  Sight - There is no way my eyes that have seen these wonders could have happened by chance.

The first letters of each of these wonders that I have listed spells the word - EYES.  Thank you, Lord, for opening my spirit to your Spirit and the truth that you exist as the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things!

By Ken Locke

Monday, April 27, 2015

Prescription For Parched & Withered Hearts

The air which our body requires envelops us on every hand. The air of itself seeks to enter our bodies and, for this reason exerts pressure upon us. It is well known that it is more difficult to hold one’s breath than it is to breathe. We need but exercise our organs of respiration, and air will air will enter forthwith into our lungs and perform its life-giving function to the entire body.

The air which our souls needs also envelops all of us at all times and on all sides. God is round about us in Christ on every hand, with His many-sided and all sufficient grace. All we need to do is to open our hearts. Prayer is the breath of the soul, the organ by which we receive Christ into our parched and withered hearts.

~ O. Hallesby, Prayer, 12 (July 1936 edition)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Symbol Of Victory...

On February 23, 1945, United States Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima.  It costs thousands of lives on both sides.  I was talking to my mother on the phone about past memories (she is now in her 90's) and we got to talking about World War II.  She was working at Marshalltown Manufacturing as a "Rosie the Riviter" after High School while men were drafted and leaving for war.  She remembers when people saw this iconic photo and began putting it up in their homes and businesses that there was a sense that America and the Allies were going to win the war.  By September the war was over and "the boys" came home!

Good Friday reminds us that something else was raised that has brought liberty to millions.  Jesus Christ was impaled on a cross and lifted up in agony for our sins.  When it seems like the world is falling apart we look to the cross to be reminded that the war has already been won!  It didn't end at Golgotha.  Three days later he walked out of the tomb!  You may be in a battle and feel weary but through Jesus, we have won.  He is Risen!  Have a blessed Easter!

By Ken Locke