One of the great things that happens in youth ministry is the training our young people acquire in the area of service. Yesterday J Hall took about 15 young people from Central and a few adults to the West Alabama Food Bank. WAFB distributes food to low income families in a variety of ways. They … Continue reading Learning to Serve
April 15 was not a good day for one lady in her sixties. No, as far as I know she did not learn she owned the IRS a pile of taxes. She was attending a Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Socks baseball game when a ball fouled off the bat of Stephen Souza, Jr. … Continue reading How Did That Happen?
When I was a teenager, I was reading through a BC Comic book. In one particular strip, Peter and Curls were discussing an upcoming election. There discussion then sums up how many of us feel 30-40 years later. Peter asked Curls if he was voting for the Apathy Party or the Lethargic Party. Curls replied, … Continue reading Voting the Lethargic Ticket
This past year Howard McCraney, a deacon at Central where I serve, began leading outreach efforts. The goal is to take our mission and compassion outside the walls of our building to the people who need it. Part of this outreach effort is Central Church of Christ Project Care (CCC Project Care). This weekend I was … Continue reading Project Care
The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, New York. 1,517 passengers and crew lost their lives on that voyage. The Italian Cruise Ship, Costa Concordia capsized this past weekend off the coast of Tuscany and may sink into 224 feet … Continue reading Two Ships, Two Sinkings, and Two Captains.
What? I'm not a slave! I am free. Most of us, especially in democracies consider ourselves free. Free to be and do to what we want. As true as that may sound and as true is that appears -- it is a lie. Your freedom enslaves you. To quote a song about relationships from my … Continue reading You Are a Slave
The title is a line from an old song, I think the Kingsmen did the original version. There is truth in those lyrics, people supply excuses for many missed opportunities and appointments. Here are a few favorites (typos are in the originals):Please excuse Johnny for being, it was his father's fault.Kimmy is under Doctor's orders … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses, You Hear Them Every Day
Just something for your eyes to see and your heart to consider this morning. Pray that God will use you for His glory today!Scott