The media has their darling! They promote and support their favorite. The drama they create with their sound bites and teasers draws in viewers which increases ratings that bring in advertisers willing to pay. The system is rigged! I know it to be true. It always plays out in just the right way. They determined … Continue reading Rigged!
Anytime I hear these words I panic a little. My heart rate increases, my blood pressure elevates, my forehead and palms start perspiring some, I have to loosen my collar, and take a deep breathe then release a sigh. The words, "we need to talk" almost always mean bad news. Am I in trouble? Have … Continue reading We Need to Talk
"That was close, a little too close." Those were my thoughts that afternoon. What if they had chosen me? The summers of my teen years a number of congregations in the Pensacola area helped sponsor the annual Southeastern Soul Saving Workshop on the campus of the University of West Florida. The part of the workshop specifically for … Continue reading That was Close
I met him one fall day. I sat watching him more than the game on the field. He came in alone with two soft drinks and two small popcorns. He sat one drink on the seat beside him and began eating and drinking the other. I watched as the other popcorn and drink sat through the first … Continue reading Alone, Lonely, or Choice
Do you recall the "prove it" challenge from your childhood. I variation of "I dare you!" Your group of friends would start boasting about what you could do, how fast you could run, how far you could jump, how high you could climb in the tree. Then someone would call your bluff, "prove it!" You were … Continue reading Prove It!
Only one thing. If you were told you had to vacate your house and other than the clothes you wear you can only take one thing, what would that one thing be? I have thought long and hard about that question. The noble part of me wants to answer a Bible. The nostalgic side of … Continue reading One Thing
In today's political environment; in this day of violence and unrest; in this time of economic struggle for nations, states, counties, cities, and towns; in times like this I begin to think about how I can help. What can I do? What can we do as individuals and as groups to bring relief to the … Continue reading When Wrong Makes Right
Like many of you, I have been doing a whole lot of thinking about our current culture of mistrust, violence, hate, and prejudice. I honestly feel sorry for society. Many have seemingly lost hope. Many are acting in ways that are only exacerbating this volatile climate. While what I am about to share is not … Continue reading Ten Rules for Life
If God leads me to it He will lead me through it. If this is God's will, then I will endure. I guess this was in God's plan for me. I don't know why God planned for me to go through this. God must has more for you to do, that is why you survived. … Continue reading How to Know God’s Plan
Monday afternoon, Amy and I left with Bill and Brenda Rayburn to attend a funeral in Jennings, Louisiana. The drive is approximately 6 hours one way, so we stayed overnight in Baton Rouge. Other than some thunderstorms (one we were in for over an hour on our return drive yesterday) the drive had all the typical … Continue reading Adventures in Life