Sundays are usually very good and challenging days for a Pastor. I love Sundays! The coming together of God’s people to worship our magnificent God can be a very beautiful thing. The joy of sharing and explaining God’s Word to eager hearers is such a pleasure for me. Those moments are special and a savor… Read More »
The Power of Pauses
Today happens to be my mom and dad’s wedding anniversary. If they were still alive, today would mark 76 years of marriage. Fortunately they did get to celebrate their 70th and my brother and I tried our best to mark the day properly. The picture included here is from that day. This time of year… Read More »
Students and Congregations
Last Sunday was a beautiful day at Itawamba Christian Church. A sanctuary filled to capacity and a congregation that ranged in age from 8 weeks old to 80+ years of age. This week has found me being bombarded on social media with posts featuring students of all ages who are receiving kudos for the work… Read More »
Partner or Puppet?
One very embarrassing fact about myself is that when I was a teenager I wanted a ventriloquist’s dummy for Christmas. You don’t see too many people doing ventriloquism these days but when I was younger it was done a lot and people were really entertained by it. When I woke up that Christmas, I discovered… Read More »
Why do you go to the Doctor?
I have had the good fortune over my life to have had a good group of individuals who have been my doctor. Since I have lived in several different places throughout my career I have routinely had to find a new doctor and establish that relationship. Something I have discovered, especially about men, is that… Read More »
Go to any festival, carnival, or perhaps even amusement park and you will likely find an artist creating caricatures. Caricatures are unique in that nobody really expects them to be an accurate depiction of the subject being drawn or painted and yet in many ways, they do have characteristics that reflect their subject. Many years… Read More »
Has the Celebration Ended?
As faithful Christians take a collective sign of relief after all the events and celebrations over the past several days, it has put me in a bit of a reflective mode. I have noticed how the Gospel of Jesus, written by Luke, contains some interesting episodes that have an interesting similarity. They are memorable events… Read More »
I Need Help!
So far this morning I have had the extremely frustrating experience of trying to navigate a problem on a computer. The problem is that I have gotten out of practice when doing a few tasks that I found myself thinking that I could do quickly and be done. Wrong! After trying to figure out the… Read More »
When Disaster Strikes
It will soon be a week since tornadoes ripped through several communities in close proximity to us and the level of damage and destruction is staggering. What is equally staggering is the willingness of people to jump in to help those effected. There are food and water drives, folks making food to help others who… Read More »
Getting off the Treadmill!
It is really amazing how quickly our focus can change. Last week at this time I was eagerly looking forward to watching March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament. My favorite team, the Kansas Jayhawks were seeded very high in the tournament and I was looking forward to several weekends of watching them inch closer to… Read More »
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