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...

How Big

History tells the story of mankind’s love of control. It began in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve decided they should control what they could eat and to whom they answer. Since then it has been a story of which leader would control which land down to who would...

Slander

In my sermon on Sunday I spoke about overcoming guilt and shame. One of the things I mentioned was the name Satan translates as “one who slanders”. The thing that Satan hates about us is that we bear the image of God. It is his intention to discredit, scar, and...

Know Your Enemy

By Guest Blogger: Chase Grindstaff John 10:10 says “the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.” What does this mean for us? It means that the enemy will never be satisfied until we are defeated. This sounds like bad news, right? Not at all, this is good news! Good...

Life Through the Eyes of a Child

I was walking past our gym today and I watched a preschooler’s tennis class letting out.  The last item on their agenda was to run the length of the gym a couple of times.  They did so with giggles and smiles and ended up continuing to run even after the instruction...

Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes keeps me enraptured. I love a good mystery. It is probably why I enjoy leadership as well. There is always a problem that seems unsolvable…at first! It is fun to figure things out when there is enough evidence to make that happen. It is not so fun to...