Just a few weeks ago Hurricane Sally damaged the area of the country where my parents raised me and my brothers. As I write these words another hurricane is in the Gulf of Mexico headed in that general direction again. Storms! He had been at sea a few times before. He had sailed to different … Continue reading Where’s God in the Storm?
What a year! From March through September and still going on in some places, we have "stay-at-home" or "safer-at-home" guidelines from state and local governments. Some communities have strict mask wearing ordinances and some restrict different types of social gatherings. Since March Amy and I have only eaten out a couple times, we have either … Continue reading 10 Things Social Distancing Taught Me
This morning as I write, the remains of Tropical Storm Beta brings rain to my area. Just a good soaking rain, nothing like Beta brought to parts of the Gulf Coast. A week ago, I returned home from Florida and watched the news as Hurricane Sally flooded the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. I … Continue reading When the Storms Come
September 17 has become a day of tradition. Every year for the last few years, I open Facebook and read the comments from September 17, 2016 that are on Charles' page. Four years ago on this day was the day after Charles finished his battle with cancer and passed from this life to eternity. The … Continue reading On this Day
In less that two months, citizens of the United States will cast their ballots to elect our President and other officials for the next two to four years (depending upon the office). This is both a right and a privilege associated with citizenship in the United States. I am not writing to tell you for … Continue reading Christians and Politics
Once he started breathing again, he was embarrassed. He could not admit it then or let anyone know. "Pull yourself together," he thought. "Don't let them see how much you are hurting. Be tough! Shake it off, get back on your bike like it was nothing." In a time long before helmets, smart phones, and … Continue reading What Pride Will Do
In mid-July a mother duck brought her ducklings to the area around Central Church of Christ. The church secretary, the ministers, and a few other members feed them, are watching them grow and preen, and we hold our breath as they cross the busy road. When we are not feeding them, they look for insects … Continue reading The Ducks of Central
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Recently, I started a new video lesson series called, "Weekdays with Jesus and John." Each day, Monday - Friday, I post a 5 to 10 minute video devotional from John's account of the Gospel of Christ. I hope you will join me on Central's YouTube Channel for those lessons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyVaMlu280o&list=PLAvUgkbBddTIT5XVbQA2hbvbJmh6kmL9q
I few years ago someone challenged me to write down who I wanted to be. After spending a few hours in thought, I came up with the list in the graphic above. The Man I Desire to Be. Who do you want to be? Don't forget to include God in your desires. Write it down. … Continue reading Become the Person You Want to Be.