I have mentioned before that I started listening to Christian Contemporary Radio more this year. In fact I have almost exclusively listened to this music this year. I began this as a personal experiment. I wanted to see what affect my music choices had on my attitude. Although the results are far from scientific, I see … Continue reading When God Seems Far Away
You will never believe what Hillary did! It is unprecedented and well shocking. There are obstacles to be conquered and mountains to climb and someone has to be the first to do it no matter the cost. Hillary is self described as a "small and rather lonely child." But I am not writing about Hillary … Continue reading Hillary Did It!
Friends and neighbors in my state, Our Governor, who promised early in his campaigning to not support a lottery and has until recently opposed gambling in our state, has turned coat on his constituency. He wants to establish an advisory council to study gambling and specifically the efficacy of a lottery in Alabama. This change … Continue reading An Open Letter to Christians in Alabama
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
Yesterday I read a piece in the Huffington Post from and author who was disappointed in the congregation of the Lord's Body that she attended from childhood. She shared an incident or two that would be enough to disillusion anyone. Sadly, using large brush strokes, she in many ways blames every church of Christ. After … Continue reading The Beauty of Christ’s Body
"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.
“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Gal 3:26-27.) For many of us this is a very familiar text and rightly so. Many times our focus is on verse 27 that teaches the way into Christ … Continue reading Feeling Foolish
OFF TARGET The news reported last night that over 500,000 people have signed a petition to boycott Target. That number is almost 700,ooo this morning. Unless you just ignore social media and the news you know that this boycott is in response to Target's decision to allow people who self-identify as a different gender from their … Continue reading Off Target
All I can say is, "Wow!" What an awesome time we are living in. We are seeing people actively living their faith and by their example lighting a fire in others. What am I talking about? What has me so excited? I am GLAD you asked! After devotional and Bible Classes, I was talking with a … Continue reading That’s Me in the Corner
I grew-up in a Christian home. My parents and three of my four grandparents are (were) members of the Church. Many of my earliest memories surround assembling with Christians and having other church members over our house on Sunday evenings. Growing up there were two major influences other than my family they were Church and … Continue reading Why I Love the Church