Moving Forward. I am happy to report that God has been answering our prayers! One of our prayers is that God would add 10 new families to our church. We haven't hit ten yet but added four in just the past month! I look forward to checking off that answered prayer box soon. We also … Continue reading April / May Newsletter 2023
Category: Personal Journal
My Personal Journal. Usually this contains my thoughts when reading scripture or thoughts about my personal progress.
HCM Newsletter Update!
Thanks for your interest in what is going on with the Chaffee household and ministry. We will now be issuing newsletters every other month. Stay tuned for our next newsletter!
March Newsletter 2023
A Disturbing Trend. A recent poll found that religion and family values have greatly decreased in their importance to Americans in the last 25 years. The same poll also found that while these values decreased, the value of money to Americans has increased. I was saddened, but not surprised, to hear that only 39% of … Continue reading March Newsletter 2023
Gold Standard Christianity
And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord. - 2 Chronicles 12:14 The life of Rehoboam, king of Judah, was quite sad. He had everything he needed to be a great and glorious king, but instead, he became the king of a cheap replica of the glory which … Continue reading Gold Standard Christianity
January Newsletter 2023
A New Year. I recently came across this quote from a minister that God used mightily in days gone by. He said, "If you are not making people mad or glad, there is something amiss with your ministry. If there is not a war on, it's a bad job for you." This quote was encouraging … Continue reading January Newsletter 2023
Down is Up
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. - Matthew 23:12 In the kingdom of God, down is up, and up is down. It is quite opposite of this world, where those who seek success and exaltation often scratch their way to the top. They boast of themselves and … Continue reading Down is Up
Why We Fast
And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh… - Joel 2:28 The prophet Joel spoke of God's promise to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, a promise that was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out upon the 120 disciples … Continue reading Why We Fast
Nov / Dec Newsletter 2022
In the Last Days, Perilous Times will Come. If we can learn anything from the past few years, it is that the unexpected can leap upon us without warning. I think back to when I was writing my newsletter in December of 2019--could I have ever imagined what the world would be like in 2020, … Continue reading Nov / Dec Newsletter 2022
God will Work it Out
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28 This verse, found in Romans chapter eight, should be an ever present source of comfort for us in whatever situation or circumstance that we my find ourselves … Continue reading God will Work it Out
October Newsletter 2022
"Fear on every side!" Jeremiah the Prophet suffered horrible mistreatment in his time. Although greatly honored now by both Christians and Jews, there were very few who did anything with his words except to recite them as mockery. "Fear on every side!" they would say, making sport with his words. I can see these mockers … Continue reading October Newsletter 2022