” Because, I said so!”
I wonder how many times, as a child, I heard the phrase: “Because, I said so”. You either know a “why?” kid, you have one, or you ARE one. To be honest, I was that child. The one with fifty million “why?” questions who drives you bonkers because I always … Continue Reading
Busyness is not a Fruit of the Spirit
“How are you, friend?” My reply: “Busy, SO busy.”
Why do we always default to responding to our friends, family or acquaintances that we are “so busy”, as if this is an enviable state of being, a spiritual gift or a Fruit of the Spirit. (It … Continue Reading
A comedian once said, tongue-in-cheek, “We stand at a crossroads. Down one path lies total annihilation and destruction. Down the other path is the apocalypse. I hope we choose the right road.”
Many today are sounding similar, alarm bells over our future as a people… and as a country. We have followed a slippery, moral … Continue Reading
A cry for help? An expression of anger toward someone? A physiological illness? A symptom of depression? Suicide can be one or any combination of these and the statistics on the increase of suicide attempts, especially among the younger demographic, is alarming.
Last week in the morning message, I touched on the subject of suicide … Continue Reading
It’s been a good day. I know those words seem strange, coming as they do at the end of the day of my mother’s funeral. For the most part, they are not words we attach to such a day.
But this has been a good day. My mother, Peggy Maynard, went home this past Wednesday … Continue Reading
Ok, so I’ve been thoroughly harassed for “forgetting” my memory tips to help remember the Ten Commandments. Of all things, I forgot the one for “Honor your father and mother…” on MOTHER’S DAY. I messed up another one in the next service.
So, my staff decided not to leave it to memory… or chance. They … Continue Reading
Well, here it is Mother’s Day. Your day, we are told. No matter how inadequate or ill-conceived our efforts may be to show it… we love you. We do appreciate you, and all the untold and unnumbered things you do to make our lives better.
Of course that includes driving us way too … Continue Reading
Well, it’s finally happened and it can be scientifically verified. We have officially done away with God in our country. Now don’t get riled up here about politicians and political correctness and discriminating policies.
Some Christians have given Him up.
According to a Pew Research report just released, (pewforum.org) only 56% of Americans believe in … Continue Reading
It was a little slice of heaven. Located in an unlikely spot, the center of Jersey City, New Jersey, Heaven visited earth on Sunday. Harvest City Bible Fellowship, a largely Philippine congregation, opened its doors to their second anniversary. I was invited to be a part since we are a supporting partner through our Advance … Continue Reading
A few years ago, my father-in-law had a Jack Russell terrier named Whitey. He was sort of off-white, actually, with a prominent brown spot circling his eye. When we first met him, Papaw asked us with a twinkle in his eye, “What do you think I named him?” Of course, we all guessed “Spot.” He … Continue Reading