Every day in developing countries, women and children walk an average of 4 miles to collect the water their family needs for the day. Not only does this chore keep their children from attending school, the dirty water they bring home is deadly. Currently, every 26 seconds a child dies from water-borne diseases, killing over … Continue reading Water is Life!
Now that I have your attention, does God plan for us to sin? Does God cause His people or His creation to transgress His Word? Does God force people to do things that are harmful to themselves or hurtful to others? Does God desire pain, disappointment, or poverty for His children? I find just the … Continue reading God Caused Me to Sin
Driving a highway near Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, I saw what looked like an International Scout parked in a field. Then I noticed that a couple of "Hillbilly Hounds" were enjoying a drive of their own. Alright, it was a prop to get the attention of tourists and in my case it worked, … Continue reading Your Attention, Please
If you are looking for a church to call home, I have a list of things that are important to look for in a home congregation. This short list of five things comes from Acts 2:42-27. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. … Continue reading Are You Looking for a Church?
This past Sunday, I worshipped with my parents at the church I grew up in. Jeff Stacey presented a great message on the importance of What We Preach. During the message Jeff mentioned the importance of preaching truth so that we are not outwitted by Satan. He referenced 2 Corinthians 2:11, ". . . so … Continue reading What the Devil Has in Mind
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I lift you before the Father, that you may stand strong as you walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. I pray that we will always seek to live a life that glorifies Christ and not ourselves. I pray that you will have courage to face … Continue reading A Letter from My Heart
When I was about 4 years old Romper Room Toys introduced the world to the World of Weebles. Weebles were fun toys for imaginative play. They were little egg shaped people with cars, planes, boats, and entire world of accessories. But the greatest thing about Weebles was that "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down." … Continue reading Are You a Weeble?
Today is Valentine's Day 2019, a day when many take time to celebrate those we love. I would be amiss if I did not take a moment to say "Happy Valentines Day" to my forever Valentine, Amy. If I counted correctly, this is out 32nd Valentine's Day together and our 30th as husband and wife. … Continue reading Refusing Love
I thought about John as I was reading in 1 Peter. John, was a former elder when we moved here. He was by all accounts a loving gentleman. He was the first to greet you and he always had a smile. He was The Candy Man and all the children loved him, and he loved … Continue reading Be Sweet, Love Earnestly
Our lives are busy with family responsibilities, with work responsibilities, with recreation and vacation, with all the things we have to do and want to do. Some of us are burning the proverbial candle not only at both ends, but found a way to light the middle as well. There are only twenty-four hours in … Continue reading Is Jesus Enough?