Tom Hafer

Faith & Fitness Ministries

Pastor's Weekly Ramble

Father's Day

If a child is lucky enough to have an earthly father who does not easily anger, that child grows up perceiving a peaceful existence. The child sees violence outside - but stillness, prayer, and peace inside the home. He finds his father generates a serene aura with his very presence and it...Read more

Old Love

It is always at weddings someone asks “isn’t young love just wonderful, is there anything better?” I answer “there is something better than young love, old love. ” Love that has tested time in sickness and health, richer or poorer, better or worse. Love that was challenged and stayed the course...Read more

Love Brings Balance

Love brings balance. Love balances us in sickness and health, through richer and poorer, through the valley and the mountaintops of life’s journey. Watching an older couple holding hands will teach us this in an instant. Early in their journey - independent and strong - they held tightly to each...Read more

Calm, No Storm

Spiritual strength allows you to quiet your mind regardless of the emotions that surround you. When the anxiety in the boardroom leads to clenched fists, tension headaches, and irritable bowels; you can still hear the gentle rhythms of the ocean, feel the warm sea breeze, and taste the salt air...Read more

The Heart of All of Us

When asked to point to ourselves, we don’t point to our brains or stomachs, or diplomas or paychecks, we point to our most vulnerable place, the center of the chest. We point to our hearts. We instinctively tell the world “this is the heart of who I am...I trust you will be careful and not break it...Read more