This little test will help you determine who you should follow in your life. You may or may not be surprised by the answer. Try this without looking at the possible role models listed below. GET A CALCULATOR (your computer or smart phone has one) or use pencil and paper. 1) Pick your favorite number between 1 and … Continue reading Whom Do You Follow?
There are four men I want to tell you about who, in my opinion, attained celebrity status. These four men had an impact on my life from my earliest memories. The first man let me know he appreciated me. He told me every time I saw him that he liked me just the way I was. He spent time … Continue reading Your Role Models
Parents, future parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents allow me to be quite candid with you. You have influence over the children in your life. I know, I know, we think we have lost influence to TV, the internet, social media, video games, and their peers. Yet I keep reading reports and seeing evidence that the … Continue reading Parents and Influence
Last night was week two of our Summer Series. Jim Lampley who serves as the Youth Minister at 9th Avenue Church of Christ in Haleyville, Al was the guest speaker. His topic was: Uplifting Influence. Below are the notes I took on my iPad as he spoke. Everyone around us including us have influence. Influencing … Continue reading Summer Series: Uplifting Influence
Monday morning I made my regular stop at the Oakman Post Office carrying with me a stack of bills to mail. I was a few stamps short, so I purchased 10 stamps at the counter. "That's $4.40." the postal worker said while giving me ten stamps. I handed over cash in the form of one … Continue reading Someone is Watching
The Quarter Several years ago, a preacher moved to a new town and a new work. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he … Continue reading It was Just a Quarter.
Springtime in Alabama is a time of change. Flowers bloom, trees bud, sun shines, rain falls, and occasionally a surprise in the form of a late snow. This season presents quite a quandary, and not just for the weatherman. Most of us face the issue of what to wear each morning. We check the weather … Continue reading Real Power
Yesterday (Monday, April 27), I went with other ministers to a meeting in Winfield, Alabama. Matt Heupel who preaches in the Florence, AL area and teaches Youth Ministry and Bible at Heritage Christian University spoke to us about Youth Ministry. There were active Youth Ministers in attendance and some of us formerly worked as Youth … Continue reading They are Watching You