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Jesus and the Leaders of the Jews - Sunday, June 17th 2018 7:04 PM
In my sermon today, I made a comment about Jesus eating at a Pharisee's house in Luke 14:1, and the way the text is presented, it looks like this was something that happened on...
Was Jesus concerned about culture? - Friday, June 8th 2018 12:45 AM
Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, and Independence Day. Those 4 special days usually spark some interesting conversations among the preachers. Sometimes, we can be a...
Living Water - Sunday, May 20th 2018 10:37 PM
It was the Spring concert for the Palmetto Girls Sing group, and we thoroughly enjoyed their music. They began by surrounding us and singing "Fairest Lord Jesus" while reading...
Is Jesus an insecure preteen? - Friday, April 13th 2018 12:08 AM
Modern worship songs. No matter which side of the fence you are on, we can all agree that modern worship songs dominate the conversation when talking about Christian music. What...
R-E-L-A-X - Friday, March 23rd 2018 6:49 PM
Sometimes, life can get in the way of trying to keep a good routine. It has been a while since my last post, but hopefully, I can get back to writing on a regular basis. My goal...
We are standing on the shoulders of the giants who have gone before us… - Monday, January 15th 2018 12:29 AM
"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller...
There was only 1 Apostle Peter - Tuesday, December 26th 2017 1:19 AM
As I look back at 2017, the year has been a good one. A full-time ministry position at a church in Florida, being selected to lead a major transition for a convention, accepting...
The Many Parts of the Masterpiece - Saturday, December 23rd 2017 11:33 PM
Last Sunday, I had the great privilege of being able to sing with the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian for their Festiva Christmas Concert. Since we have no choir at our...
We Focus on What’s Important… to Us - Friday, December 8th 2017 1:38 PM
Phineas and Ferb is a fun cartoon to watch. I enjoy sitting down with the Wee Ones and eating breakfast as we watch the crazy antics of those boys while their sister tries...
My Wounds Are More Important than Your Pain - Wednesday, November 8th 2017 1:13 AM
Our annual trip to Florida in November has come and gone. We spent a couple of days at the beach and then spent a couple of days in Orlando. Just like any other vacation, it...
Family Events Are Optional - Saturday, October 14th 2017 1:00 AM
I just looked at the date of my last article and realized that I am probably one of the most inconsistent writers out there. I guess I have been just a tad busy with church...
The Good Ole Days Are Always Good - Friday, August 11th 2017 10:57 PM
Back in 2003, the popular Christian metal band Stryper was having a reunion tour.  I remember making the 5 and ½ hour drive from Atlanta to the Murray Hill Theater in...
Trying to Grow the Church Part 4 - Wednesday, July 12th 2017 12:43 AM
We had a great time at the NACC this year, and the adventure continued across the top of the country.  We drove through part of Kansas, up through Nebraska, into Iowa and up to...
Trying to Grow the Church Part 3 - Sunday, June 11th 2017 11:57 PM
The Twilight Zone is probably one of the most intriguing sci-fi shows that has ever been created.  In fact, some have gone so far as to say that it is the original sci-fi show...
Trying to Grow the Church Part 2 - Monday, May 29th 2017 2:57 PM
In many ways, Memorial Day has become the unofficial-official beginning to summer.  Much like Labor Day marks the end of family vacations, Memorial Day brings the family...
Trying to Grow the Church - Wednesday, May 17th 2017 12:02 AM
It is the typical conversation between Ministers.  How is your church doing?  How many are showing up for Sunday morning?  These questions are conversation starters that help...
Before all else fails, please read the instructions - Tuesday, April 11th 2017 4:34 AM
Some of the best memories I have from growing up involve working on cars with my dad.  We didn't have much money so we had to repair our cars when they broke down.  We would...
Replacing the Brakes on my Honda - Friday, March 24th 2017 11:47 PM
If you spend some time around my family, you will notice that none of us drive a car that is brand new.  While I was growing up, our yard was described as a used car lot...
Remembering the Good Ole Days - Thursday, February 23rd 2017 3:08 AM
It seems like forever since I have written, but this has been a crazy month for us.  Along with the normal chaos that comes with having the last name Winfrey, we had a couple...
Speaking the Right Language - Monday, January 30th 2017 10:48 PM
I love singing.  Many people already know this, but I am part of a community choir called the Greenwood Festival Chorale, and we sing 3 times per year.  Our concerts are...
The Warner Brothers' Ranch - Friday, January 13th 2017 3:54 PM
Movies have been a big part of our family’s life for years.  I remember growing up watching the movie of the week with my family on Saturday and Sunday nights before we...
The Greenwood Mall - Tuesday, January 3rd 2017 12:08 AM
I used to love going to the Mall.  I was never a “Mall rat” but I did enjoy walking through the people who were shopping on Friday nights when there was nothing...
Shaggy and the talking dog - Saturday, December 17th 2016 3:05 PM
Do you remember the cartoon Scooby Doo?  I used to watch it every day as a kid and now I can watch it with the Wee Ones since the movies were made.  A couple of weeks ago, we...
Footprints in the Sand - Thursday, November 17th 2016 11:27 PM
This time last week, we were having fun with our Florida friends.  The Wee Ones were playing with their friend in his room while we were having great conversation with our...
Office Hours for the Church Part 2 - Monday, November 7th 2016 10:45 PM
“What is it that you do during the week?”  “Why don’t you visit more people?”  “Why is it that I can never get in touch with you?”...