A Father's Longing
During my time in the military, I spent extended periods away from my family. In the past it was hard to stay connected but, given the technology today we can keep up with loved ones from a far daily. It’s incredible how we can hear and see loved ones from a phone or computer. I can attest how good it is, to partake in service online every Sunday and Wednesday. I ... read all »
Where is God in the Midst of This Pandemic?
During these uncertain and unsettling times, we find ourselves in the midst of one of the greatest pandemics since the Flu pandemic of 1918. Now, we as a nation are faced with another deadly pandemic which has nearly brought our country to its knees. There are many fears associated with the coronavirus pandemic. We fear getting it and dying of it. We fear that our f... read all »
The Bored Game
Boredom. It is a word that we are getting to know very well during this time of necessary quarantine. The world’s population is being asked to stay home from work, play, school, travel, etc. and we humans have quickly gotten bored, at least I have, with no foreseen end to social distancing. Therefore, I think it might be wise to ask, “How are we as Christians sup... read all »
Out of Season
Enough cowering! Enough hiding out and social distancing from getting things done because of the virus! Paul said that there would be “in season” and “out of season” times for preaching the gospel (2 Timothy 4:2) and for growing the kingdom. He did not mean that sometimes we work and serve, and at other times we should stop because it is inconvenient or dang... read all »
We’re All Gonna D i i i e ! ! !
What will it be? Corona Virus? Heart attack? Brain aneurysm? Stroke? Blood clot? Cancer? Car wreck? Hepatitis C? Lyme Disease? Swine Flu? Bird Flu? Asian Flu? E-coli? Mrsa? Sars Virus? Legionnaires’ Disease? Asbestos poisoning? Lead poisoning? Mercury poisoning? DDT poisoning? Food poisoning? Old age? Dirt on the Clintons? Mad Cow (more than ... read all »
How to Be Content
How do I become content? It’s a question that is constantly in the back of my mind. You see, I was raised in a family that seemed to be content with little. We didn’t have much and weren’t able to do much. I didn’t like growing up that way and as a result, I have never stayed still. I’ve come to look at everything in the world as a steppingstone. How do I ge... read all »
It's Coming
The time of year has arrived that we have come to know and prepare for all too well. The threat of nature’s fury by way of thunderstorms and tornadoes has conditioned us in this area to be aware of the possible destruction that can happen. At last, this year brings something different. The imminent threat of the covid-19 virus, sweeps around the world and has made i... read all »
The Anvil & The Hammers
This poem, attributed to John Clifford, has long served as an encouraging word to me. I hope you find it does the same for you. Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, and heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, old hammers, worn with beating years of time “How many anvils have you had,” said I, “To wear and... read all »
Funny, huh?
Funny, huh? I found these in my archives: > Funny How $100 "looks" so big when taken to church, but so small when taken to the mall. > Funny how long it takes to serve God for an hour, but how quickly a team plays 60 minutes of basketball. > Funny how long a couple of hours spent at church are, but how short they are when watching a movie. > Funny how... read all »
Disturbing Trends
Worldly folks doing worldly stuff, is expected. But when those who name Jesus as their Lord begin listening to the world instead of him, they trouble the church. One trend I will briefly address here, is male leadership in the kingdom. Anyone with the eyes to see it will note that a lion’s share of kingdom work is done by our ladies. God has made sure that their... read all »