Monday afternoon, Amy and I left with Bill and Brenda Rayburn to attend a funeral in Jennings, Louisiana. The drive is approximately 6 hours one way, so we stayed overnight in Baton Rouge. Other than some thunderstorms (one we were in for over an hour on our return drive yesterday) the drive had all the typical … Continue reading Adventures in Life
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a report from some men and women who recently visited Central America on a mission reconnaissance trip. They came back with pictures, stories, and recommendations. Through the years, I have travelled to Central and South and witnessed firsthand the socio-economic conditions of those countries. Many things we take … Continue reading Open My Eyes
Fellowship. Churches use this term on a regular basis. But what is fellowship? Here are some answers: Fellowship is finger-foods on Sunday evenings. It is greeting each other when we meet. It is greeting visitors guest at our assemblies and events. It is church sports teams. It is lunch or super with Christian friends. It … Continue reading Fellows in the Same Ship
With our last thoughts on What Destroys Churches we come to what may not only be the most dangerous, but also the easiest for us to fall prey too. If this danger describes us, then we can fall prey to persecution. If this characteristic is ours, we open ourselves up to the manipulation of false … Continue reading What Destroys Churches: Indifference
Allow me to begin with some quotes about friendship I found somewhere through the years. So long ago that the source is lost - my apologies to the original compiler. Anyone can stand by you when you are right, but a friend will stand by you even when are wrong. A simple friend identifies himself … Continue reading Friendship – David and Jonathan
So many people - good people - church people - Christians - stop coming to Bible class. Many stop attending special activities of the congregation. Eventually, some even stop assembling for worship. Why? Where are they? (Where are you? if you fall into this category.) I am sure there are hundreds of reasons why. I … Continue reading Where Are They (You)?
I thought I would take today to share with you one of the things the great young people at Parrish Church of Christ do every year for our Senior Members. Every year around Valentines Day our teens serve a meal to our Senior Members. Those of us who are the parents of these young people … Continue reading Celebrating Senior Saints
Just over a month ago our nephew, Daniel Howell, who preaches in Sweet Water, TN told us about Pasta and Pen-Pals. Here is how it works. Once a month volunteers get together at for a Pasta Dinner. After dinner, each person writes a letter to fellow Christians who are struggling with issues that are keeping … Continue reading Pasta and Pen-Pals