Church Signs

Before I begin, let me say that I know there are two schools of thought on church signs. Some people love them and some hate them. While I can appreciate the occasional clever sign, I find them lacking. They are often an attempt to get people to come to church through...

They Are Back

I saw a cartoon the other day that said “I am one year clean and doing well, but my dealer is back in town.”  The next caption shows a girl scout selling cookies. It is amazing to watch the girls come out of the woodwork during cookie season and see how excited people...

Wow!

((Written by Chase Grindstaff) Just a few months ago I approached Pastor Scott about the idea of a student takeover service and to see all of it come together was amazing… I mean wow! Yesterday was an amazing day! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the response...

Guess What I Just Saw?!

We have all been in that moment when someone comes rushing into a room and proclaims, “Guess what I just saw?”  Depending on the inflection, this can be a very exciting moment.  Rarely does anyone turn down such a voyeuristic invitation.  We love a juicy moment. There...

Goodbye Football

It has been a tough season in my region. Our college team lost in the National Championship. Our Pro Team lost in the Playoffs. The only game left is the Super Bowl and it involves the two teams that gave us our last two postseason losses. There just seems to be no...

Bad Words

When my brother and I were young we played outside quite a bit. Often it was with our cousins or a neighbor or two. As play ensued and we got caught up in our world of imagination, every so often a bad word would slip out of someone’s mouth. Fear took over the moment....

A Polite Approach

A Polite Approach Can you imagine walking into someone's home as a guest and demanding they rearrange their furniture to suit you? Would you ever go into someone's office and give them a critique of their décor? I am assuming that most of us would answer no to these...

Wait, Listen, Obey!

These are three of the most difficult words that human beings come up against. These three words go against our nature. Therein lies the problem. Our nature is a little skewed you see. We have that pesky sin nature that makes us want to put ourselves and our needs...

Beginning or End

Are you the person who looks at this time of the year and thinks of all the things you didn't do, or do you focus on a new year beginning and consider all that can be done? The answer most likely varies as much as the pessimist/optimist query. Whichever answer you...

That Age

My kids are at that age. They are at that age in which they don’t want anything under the Christmas Tree, they just want cash or gift cards. How humbug is that? I must confess that it has been hard to get into the traditional Christmas Spirit this year. I miss those...