A Thought for the Day

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ATFTD is a 30-60 second devotional phone message sent by Pastor Barry every Monday – Friday. The written version is posted below. Join the 90+ people in seven different states who get the audio version sent to their phone at no cost! A new inspirational, devotional message is sent each week day at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii Pacific Time). Email us your name & phone #, or call (808) 521-4708 to sign-up. ATFTD Testimonials:
– “…Thought for the Day messages have been so much appreciated. They have been so encouraging and have helped me through some challenging times…” – Kay, Honolulu
– “Thank you for the daily devotionals… You say a lot in a short time. Thanks for your excellent words and creativity, I enjoy and appreciate them.” – Carolyn, California
– “I love hearing your Thought for the Day every morning.” – Ramona, Colorado

6/19/19 ONLY THE ONE WHO HAS LEARNED TO SERVE IS QUALIFIED TO LEAD

by Barry Lovett

“Whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave.” Matthew 20:27. Christ-like leadership means considering the needs of our neighbors before our own.  Servant leaders employ gentle persuasion and reason rather than barking orders and ultimatums.  They recognize that before God they themselves are but servants who are only doing their duty.  Service that cares […]

6/18/19 PUTTING CHRIST FIRST BRINGS SATISFACTION THAT WILL LAST

by Barry Lovett

“The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.”  Ecclesiastes 1:8. The world in which we live has many things that appeal to us.  Apart from what is sinful, we can and should enjoy its pleasures.  But these pursuits do not bring full and lasting satisfaction. In fact, people who live only for self-gratifications, no […]

6/17/19 FEEDING YOUR FAITH WILL STARVE YOUR DOUBTS

by Barry Lovett

“I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me.  My foot stands in an even place.” Psalm 26:11-12. Have the painful barbs of critics or the accusations of your conscience filled you with fear and self-doubt? Talk to the Lord.  If you need to confess sin, do it.  Then put your hope and trust in […]

6/13/19 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT FOR THE FATHER’S SAKE

by Barry Lovett

“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ.” II Corinthians 5:20. Being an example is often about being different. But most of us don’t want to be different. We want people to like us, and the safest way to do that is to blend in. Following Christ has never been about blending in. Following Him means […]