The fourth Thursday of November has always been my favorite holiday. It comes during my favorite season, autumn. In my favorite sports, football is going strong and basketball is beginning. It’s a time when things slow down for a minute. I’ve always enjoyed the mental exhilaration and challenge of learning, but a little break after … Continue reading Thankful for Thanksgiving
You were made to rise above it all! This world is full of turmoil! It’s almost impossible to miss it. Whether it’s the political arena, the economy, the weather, or even the entertainment world, there is so much turmoil. And it affects us. Too many people around us magnify the turmoil. People in our families … Continue reading RISE ABOVE!
The best and healthiest way to manage the negative emotions we experience in life is surrending to the Holy Spirit and Gettin' Happy.
This is an interesting time to be a committed Christian – trying to make an impact for Christ. Lots of people are making statements about what God wants. People claim to represent Him by taking political stands, through social media activism, media interviews and other public platforms. Conservative and Liberal Christians argue with one another … Continue reading Betta Than I Can Tell You
Recently my wife Nina retired after a 36.5 year career, and received a lot of accolades from co-workers celebrating her. Much of the celebration involved people publicly and privately proclaiming how she has helped them in their careers and personal lives. She has had a significant positive impact on them and they wanted her to … Continue reading The Power of Worship
My mama used to make me go to church when I was a kid. It’s not that I didn’t want to go – I didn’t hate it – but I had other stuff I preferred. A few months ago my mother reminded me of that. She didn’t come out and say it – probably didn’t … Continue reading Mama Said, “Go to Church!”
This past weekend I attended my 40 year high school class reunion, joined by 3 dozen former classmates. We had a great time hanging out, reminiscing and catching up. But there was one brief element that was difficult. I was given the dreadful honor of leading a brief memorial for classmates who have passed away. … Continue reading Are You Sure?
What if the basic premise of life as a Christian that we were taught all of our life is wrong? Like many people, I grew up in church half-listening to what was being preached. After I gave my life to Christ as an adult I started paying more attention to the sermons and even studied … Continue reading My Christian Paradigm Shift
These days the exercise of wisdom has never been more important. We shake our heads when we read reports of people gathering for parties or other activities, defying the government edicts to stay home or shelter in place. It seems that some people don’t consider that the restrictions are meant to blunt the spread of … Continue reading The Way to Wisdom
It has been almost a full week since we all heard the news of the sudden, tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and 7 other souls, as a result of a helicopter crash. By now we have seen or heard about countless tributes, and public displays showing how this calamity has affected people. Prayers … Continue reading JESUS WEPT!