I heard that phrase this morning. I don't like that phrase. Church shopping makes church sound like a consumer product. If I put out a good product, better than another product, I will have more attendees which means more hands to do the work offering the opportunity to do more work. I can also see … Continue reading Church Shopping?!
There is something our society needs to hear. There is something we need to listen too. But before I share what that is, I need to confess somethings. The first is that I need to hear it as well. The second this is . . . I am different. Ask those that know me, they … Continue reading What Needs to be Said
Two years ago yesterday my younger brother, Charles (the one without a fedora), ended his fight with a glioblastoma. A glioblastoma is an aggressive malignant brain tumor. At age 43, his battle was over. I despise cancer! I immediately wanted to take the high emotional and spiritual road that says, "This was for the best. … Continue reading Two Years
Paradise Regained © B. Scott McCown, September 13, 2018 God looked out over Creation He considered all that He made. Man, He placed in the Garden Man’s home if he simply obeyed. ****************************************** But the tempter came into the Garden Witnessing the beauty and peace. He convinced Eve she was lacking Knowledge and choice that … Continue reading Paradise Regained
While driving in to the study this morning, the radio hosts (Skip and Amy on K-Love) reported that parents spend 40 hours a week worrying about their children. Most reporting that they lose sleep while worrying. The hosts mentioned that we are not supposed to worry reminding us that the Bible talks about not being … Continue reading Don’t Worry?
This fourth post concerning staying married is short and to the point: If you want a life-long lasting marriage, you Must Commit to Your Marriage as Permanent! Jesus' statement on marriage in Matt 19:9-12 makes marriage sound very permanent, And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits … Continue reading Commit to Staying Married
Learning to Express Affection and Appreciation. Couples who want to make their marriages survive will strive to interject life into their relationship. They remain involved in each other’s lives. They are the best of friends and communicate regularly. One major purpose of marriage according to Gen 2:18-22 is because man (Adam) by himself was lonely, … Continue reading Staying Married: Appreciation
There was a young minister who was about to perform his first wedding ceremony. He asked the advice of an older preacher, "What if I get nervous and forget what I am supposed to say.". The older preacher tried to reassure the young man and encouraged him to put notes in his Bible. Then added, … Continue reading Staying Married: Did you know?
A number of years ago I read a report about two weddings on the same day in India. The brides wore traditional long veils and were hardly able to see, much less be seen behind the veil. It was only when both ceremonies were over that each couple discovered they married the opposite’s intended (prearranged) … Continue reading Staying Married
“Closer to Thee, near to Thy side, Closer dear Lord, I would abide; Hold me in Thy embrace, ‘neath every smile of grace, Grant me, Thy child a place Closer to Thee.” Those lyrics by Austin Taylor from 1911 are some of the most meaningful to me. The reflect the heart of a seeker. They remind … Continue reading Closer to the Savior