The Evil Light

My drive into work includes about five miles of a state four-lane road that has several red lights.  Most of the lights are understandably necessary and useful as they control major intersections.  However, there is one light that just doesn’t belong. The only street...

Old God

I have had a couple of people over the years tell me that they firmly believe that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are two very different Gods. In their version, the Old Testament God is angry and vengeful and the New Testament God is...

The Road

In my office, there hangs a picture of a wooded path that leads to a hill top. There is no indication as to what is on the other side of the hill. The reason I love the picture is that anything could be just beyond the knoll. It could be a bass pond, a farm house, a...

End Of Time

By the time this blog is posted we will have passed another apocalyptic prediction that failed to come true. September 23rd was the latest forecast for all things to end. A few years ago it was the Mayan calendar fascination. With all the hurricanes and earthquakes...

No Words

When I think about all that has been lost in the past month to horrible storms, I have no words. When I see the pictures of the devastation online and on television, I have no words. When I realize that people have lost all that they had in one fell swoop, I have no...

A Bad Week

Written the week of September 4, 2017 On the national front there was Hurricane Harvey.  On the local news, a former Archer High player dies at college football practice. In my personal circle my Dad's doctor gave us difficult news. As I sit and write this blog it is...

Tribute

It is a nod of the head acknowledging that we are related to something or at least willing to count in our circle. We pay tribute to our alma mater when we wear their colors. We pay tribute to our companies and organizations when we brandish their logo. We pay tribute...

Christian Privilege

I have heard story after story recently about pastors who feel that certain things in the day to day life of the church are beneath their position. I have seen Christians snub people or be rude to people that they felt were unworthy of their attention or time. I have...

The Little Things

A friend recently told me his story of owning a local service station when he was younger. In telling the story he said something that I found very wise. It was his experience that if you were nice to people’s kids and petted their dogs, they were more likely to...

Fixed

In the movie “The Patriot”, Mel Gibson’s character is a reluctant participant in the Revolutionary War.  In a scene where he and his sons are about to ambush a British detachment he tells his boys to “aim small miss small”. The point he was making to them is aim as...