Friday, Amy and I pack a bag and headed out the door. We really had no idea where we were going, just that we were. Summer is over for Amy and the teachers in our area. They "return" to their classrooms this week and the students return at the end of next week. (I put … Continue reading Where Will you End Up?
A group of preachers sat a table in a local coffee shop discussing prayer. Eventually the conversation turned to the best posture for prayer. These respected gospel preachers narrowed their discussion to what they considered the three best postures and were debating which of these three was best. Praying with hands folded and eyes closed. … Continue reading How Best to Pray
The event I am about to share did not make the major news and was not a lead story locally, but you may have heard about it. Things like this are occurring way too often. Criminal behavior is commonplace and many do not even pay attention to what goes on around them. Then events like … Continue reading On the Road . . .
I just spent a week at Indian Creek Youth Camp in Oakman, Alabama. The camp is about 40 minutes from my house and Amy and I worked the kitchen with a few other folks. My job was to wash up, chopped onions, squash, zucchini, and tomatoes. I also pulled things out of the oven and … Continue reading What a Great Week!
What is a real man? What does it take to have and keep a “man-card?” There are many testosterone laden ideas about manhood. There are many who laugh at what they consider to be “weak” or “soft” men. But what is a real man? Really?! I suggest looking at the men in the Bible to … Continue reading What is a Real Man?
Thirty-three days. I cannot believe that thirty-three days will be what it is. In thirty-three days Amy and I will celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary. Somehow that does not seem possible. Twenty-nine years have flown by. Thinking about our anniversary, the years gone by and the years to come, I began looking through some marriage … Continue reading Four L’s of Marriage
The one line worth remembering from the movie Bug's Life is, " . . . that's our lot in life. It's not a lot, but it's our life." Sometimes life seems to turn against us. Consider the life of Charles. Charles was a young man working in a shoe factory, when an industrial accident removed … Continue reading My Lot in Life
Two years from now in November / December 2020 will be the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Compact and the Pilgrim Settlement in Plymouth. Among the passengers and crew was Digory (Degory) Priest a husband and father. He came to looking for a better place for his family, whom he left behind to follow him … Continue reading Deeply Connected
A couple of weeks ago we watched a 1938 movie Pygmalion based on the play of the same name by George Bernard Shaw. You may be more familiar with the 1964 musical My Fair Lady (Pygmalion set to a musical score). The play finds roots in Greek Mythology and Ovid's poem Metamorphosis. In this poem … Continue reading Pygmalion Grace
There is a lyric from an older country song that sticks in my head ever month. The lyric says, "I'd like to take you out like a said I would honey, but there's too much month at the end of the money."* I am sure you already have the song figured out. A single man … Continue reading Too Much To Give