This weekend while at a "superstore," I walked past the back to school / college section. I was not looking for anything in that section but something caught my eye. I had to do a double-take. A cup that read, "World's Okayest Student." I did an image search for the cup and found there are … Continue reading The World’s ______
Everyday on social media I read about homeopathic remedies, essential oils, alternative medicines, weight loss advice, exercise advise, etc. Everyone but me seems to be an expert or have information I need to improve my health. Thank you, some of your advice is very beneficial. Please allow me to return the favor. I am not a … Continue reading Rx for Your Health
There is plenty of church growth material available in the form of books, online research, lectures, etc. Many of them offer great advice and strategies to bring seekers and the unchurched to your congregation. Some books focus on different programs. Some focus on what one might call gimmicks or marketing campaigns. Others break down research … Continue reading A Welcoming Church Atmosphere
This past Monday, I attended a Preacher’s Luncheon and Meeting in Double Springs, Alabama. There were about 50 preachers and other Church leaders at this gathering. As we began, Vance Hutton asked each preacher and leader to share advice or bits of wisdom that they received that helps them in their ministry. Here is a … Continue reading Advice to Preachers from Preachers and Others
When I was in grade school, my friends and I considered ourselves creative. We "came-up" with the following grade scale in an effort to confuse our parents. We decided as a group to tell our parents that the school had changed the grading system. Now the letters on our papers and report cards represented the … Continue reading F is for Fantastic!
Fitness Plan – Spiritually Speaking I hear a lot about the P90X fitness program, and I have friends who are using it to lose wight and tone up, it seems to be working for most of them, and I should probably follow suit in some way. Recently, discovered another fitness program that came long before … Continue reading A Fitness Plan
Last evening we took the van to a Revival at Curry Church of Christ. Tim Spivy from the East Colbert congregation in Florence, Alabama was the speaker. He is taking all his texts this week from the stories of the Judges and last night, he taught about the growth of Gideon's faith from timidly threshing … Continue reading Closer to God
Many years ago I heard a comedian say, "My wife does all the driving. All I have to do is sit the with the steering wheel in my hand." Backseat or passenger seat driver jokes are funny, whether about husbands, wives, or mother-in-laws. I am quickly realizing that in about 10 months most of my … Continue reading Who’s Driving?
There are many topics that occupy our time and conversation at the proverbial "water cooler.". I am not sure what conversations you had yesterday but some of them did not matter. Does it really matter: 1) What was on TV Monday night? 2) Who won the Superbowl in 2009? 3) Which CMT video was number … Continue reading What Really Matters?
Please excuse the quality (or lack thereof) of the included graphic. I lost the original years ago. This is part of a spiritual wellness activity I do with young people from early to late teens. The idea is to get them thinking about where they are spiritually. Take the self-examination for yourself. The process is … Continue reading "The Spirituality Tree"