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My reaction to the miniseries titled "The Bible" on the History Channel - Saturday, March 9th 2013 4:09 PM
Any time the Bible gets portrayed in a film, there is always a concern about how far Hollywood will go with their creativity.  The recent miniseries titled “The Bible”...
Extreme Makeover, Church Edition - Friday, March 1st 2013 3:48 PM
Everybody loves a good makeover.  I remember a few years back being introduced to the show “Extreme Makeover, Home Edition.”  It aired on Sunday nights and easily...
Professor Jim Chesser - Saturday, February 2nd 2013 4:15 PM
I just lost a close friend of mine to cancer today.  Jim Chesser was a good friend of mine while I was at Florida Christian College.  My first class with him was in my...
Church Strategies about Marketing - Thursday, January 10th 2013 11:35 PM
It seems like everybody knows how best to grow the church except for those who are actually growing the church.  It’s been a while since I have ranted about church...
Dandelions - Monday, December 31st 2012 2:13 PM
It’s been a while since I have posted here.  It’s been a busy season for us this year, but now that the dust has cleared, I can get back to writing.  Today, I...
My Heart is Breaking - Sunday, November 18th 2012 10:50 PM
At CCU’s Seminary, I am in an online class where we have discussions in a forum as part of our assignments.  This past week, I read a post from one of my fellow students...
Praying Americans - Wednesday, November 7th 2012 10:45 AM
Now that the election is over, it is time for us to step up our prayers for our government! We need to resist the temptation to throw temper tantrums and spread slander because...
The Familiarity of the Christian Life - Monday, November 5th 2012 8:16 PM
            Recently, we had our family pictures taken at our friend’s house.  We had lots of fun because of the fall colors in a mountain...
Our Double Standard Way of Living - Tuesday, October 30th 2012 3:16 PM
It is no secret that I do not like the October 31 event that has taken over the calendar for Christians and non-Christians alike.  I just don't understand how it is that...
The Pulpit - Saturday, October 13th 2012 10:02 PM
I love my pulpit.  I’m not talking about my position as the preacher although I would not exchange my assignment for anything!  I’m talking about the actual pulpit...
Pulpit Freedom Day - Thursday, September 27th 2012 2:32 PM
I don't know how many people are aware of this, and this is the first year I have known about it, but October 7 is being declared "Pulpit Freedom" day.  This day is...
The Lost Children - Wednesday, September 19th 2012 10:48 PM
            In 1999, there was a Frontline documentary shown on TV that stained the youth in Rockdale County GA and caused major damage to the...
The Sin of Dog Poo - Monday, September 3rd 2012 11:45 AM
            I love dogs.  I grew up in a family where each kid had a dog and with 4 kids, so you can imagine the chaos at our house with...
"Be Still and Know that I am God" - Wednesday, August 22nd 2012 9:49 PM
While we were on vacation in New Smyrna Beach in July, we spent several evenings at my favorite spot to watch the waves.  Bethune Beach is located between New Smyrna Beach...
Growing God's Church - Thursday, August 9th 2012 12:31 PM
A few years ago, I was attending a workshop at the NACC called 5 minutes with 5 preachers. In this workshop, they had 5 veteran ministers give 5 minutes worth of advice to the...
Breaking the grip of sin - Sunday, July 29th 2012 9:47 PM
            There is a bird feeder on our back porch positioned where I can see it from my chair.  In the morning, I like to open the...
The Temptation of a Better Life - Saturday, July 21st 2012 3:24 AM
Now that the dust has cleared, I have some time to write.  Last week, we stayed at the resort that hosted the NACC, and if it wasn't for the convention discounted rate, we...
North American Christian Convention - Saturday, July 7th 2012 8:54 PM
            Meeting with a newfound friend who used to be part of the Church of Christ Acappella side of our movement brought my mind back to...
Community Service - Monday, June 18th 2012 7:51 PM
            The Boy Scouts of America began as a movement grounded in faith that promoted the idea of serving the community around us. ...
Senior Saints - Thursday, June 7th 2012 10:50 AM
I just spent a day and a half with an older couple from our church at Senior Saints in the Smokies. This is a week-long conference for those who are older designed to encourage...
Making sense of the Bible - Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 12:33 PM
            Do you remember your first vehicle?  I remember cutting grass for a whole summer to save up money so I could buy a car that...
How do you eat an elephant? - Friday, May 4th 2012 8:35 AM
            How do you eat an elephant?  You eat an elephant one bite at a time!  Some of you may be thinking, “Who would eat an...
Easter Week - Sunday, April 1st 2012 4:41 PM
As we begin the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, I think back to the Easter seasons I had when I was a little kid. I had fond memories of Easter Egg hunts at my Granny's...
The Living Water - Friday, March 30th 2012 12:54 PM
If you have ever walked next to a river, you probably noticed the rocks that are in the water.  Have you ever wondered why those rocks look different than the rocks on the...
Seasons of life - Saturday, March 10th 2012 1:10 PM
            This year’s winter had been almost non-existent due to the abnormally high temperatures we have been experiencing.  As a...