I keep hearing the following phrase and ones similar to it and the constant refrain is driving me insane: Everything happens for a reason! I am not sure what everyone who says that phrase means by it. I am not sure everyone who says it understands what they are saying. It sounds like a statement … Continue reading The Reason Why
This is a guest post from Amy - my favorite teacher and my wife! She prepared this for the Wednesday night Ladies Class and asked me to proofread it. After reading it I asked her if she minded me sharing it with you. Netiquette Rules “Netiquette” are the manners everyone should follow when communicating online. Remember … Continue reading Netiquette
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship (reasonable service). Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is … Continue reading A Living Sacrifice
Here is a quick list of reasons to follow Jesus as Christ. He is the Creator He is the Savior He is the Provider of Life He is the Sacrifice for sin He is Perfection He is Messiah, the Anointed Son of God He is Emmanuel, God with us He is the High Priest He … Continue reading Reasons to Follow
Yesterday afternoon, Amy and I went with J and Hannah Hall, Mark and Julia Smallwood, Chris and Chandra Clark, one college student, and about 10 youth group members to Breakout Tuscaloosa. If you are not familiar with Breakout it is a game house where you and up to seven friends are locked in a room … Continue reading Breaking Out
"Who is making that noise?!" Mom asked. All three of us denied, "It isn't me!" It isn't me. Let me state that from a different direction and in the form of a question: Am I really me? Am I my own person? Western society touts the idea of being yourself, finding your own truth, living for … Continue reading It Isn’t Me.
Paul says that those who have put on Christ are children of God by faith in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:26-27). John says, "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it … Continue reading His Children
Not too many years ago he and I were watching our sons at football practice. We started talking about work and football, specifically how the Jr. High Team, the High School Team, and Bama were going to do that year. As we continued to talk, my new friend invited me over for the season opener. He said … Continue reading Why Don’t You . . . ?
Now that all of you who lived through the late 80's are singing along with George Michael's song playing in your memories or you pulled out the cassette tape . . . I know I have your attention, well as soon as the song is over. I'll wait............................... "Faith - faith - faith - I've … Continue reading I’ve Got to Have Faith
The Apostle Paul writes, "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;" (2Cor 4:8-9). There are days I feel afflicted, perplexed, driven to despair, persecuted, and struck down. There are times when I feel as if a business has … Continue reading I am not Finished Yet