Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic we have been reminded of the importance of healthy hygiene habits. Produce recalls, canned goods recalls, and meat recalls due to E-Coli are not unusual anymore. I am grateful for the recalls so that we trust the purity of what we buy from our local grocers. We live with the…Read more Free to Succeed!
On Being a Grandfather
Our Family 2020-02-14 There is a time fondly remembered of serving God by doing life as a youth pastor. Monday nights worshipping the Lord with Becky and a band called Dove, teaching the Bible to fully alive students and a great team of volunteers. Afterwards there were games in the gymnasium, and lots of good…Read more On Being a Grandfather
A Baby Means Life Should Go On
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandberg I have never seen an ugly baby! And I have seen, held, and dedicated a lot of babies. A comedian once said all the babies he had seen were ugly and he wondered how people could love them. We were laughing while he…Read more A Baby Means Life Should Go On
Prayerfully Write Visionary Life Goals “Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15–16, AMP Life goals are how I talk about…Read more Visionary Goals
Imagine if there was global revival…!
Imagine if the entire world experienced a global revival placing their faith in Jesus Christ. Imagine the life transformation of entire populations that would happen and suddenly most of the problems of the world would disappear over night. I've always been impressed by how great world leaders admire the teachings and acts of Jesus…Read more Imagine if there was global revival…!
All are Welcome!
“So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!” (Romans 15:7, Message) A beautiful little girl smiling brightly at me Sunday morning said, "Pastor, I love you!" I felt her reaching out and take my heart right out of my chest. She is a child with special needs and she…Read more All are Welcome!
The Power of Forgiveness by Cal Thomas
I've always benefited from Cal Thomas' commentary. His column about Isaac Hill, the president of the Black Student Association forgiving the students who participated in the hate filled sing along at the University of Oklahoma. Please take a couple of minutes and read the column. You'll think about it for a long time. http://goo.gl/bNhorw Peace!
Talking with Daddy today
Dad and I talked with one another on the phone today. His weak voice was filled with love and affection. We talked of work on the farm. Picking cotton, cutting tobacco and "cooking it" in the barns. He worked hard my Dad. Plowing behind mules that when they did their business you just paused and…Read more Talking with Daddy today
From Wrath to Restoration
"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you." Matthew 5:4, Message Grief easily morphs into fear, when you have lost the dearest thing in the world to yourself. Suddenly your tears, angst and pain explode in your…Read more From Wrath to Restoration
My favorite cartoon characters are Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin would imagine himself being Stupendous Man, defender of freedom and advocate of Liberty! However when bedtime came he imagined the monsters beneath his bed and Stupendous Man would be reduced to Jelly Man. When the lights go out it’s tempting to lose our trust in God. …Read more Stupendous Man