Haunted

“There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.” These...

It Always Works

There are some universals in the world we live in that rarely fail. Show love instead of anger always works out. Forgive rather than harbor never misses. Make that phone call and say I love you is an oldie but goodie. I could go into some other favorites like duct...

Used To Coulds

If you are not from the South, the title of this blog needs to be translated.  “I used to could “means that there are things that I was once capable of doing that I no longer have the capacity to do.    See how much simpler things in the South can...

Pure Evil

We all have our problems and there are things that we are praying for and about every day.  I would never diminish the importance of anyone’s prayers, but I am going to ask that you add something to your prayer list.  The nation of Venezuela is going through...

Fruit Wrap Up

This past Sunday we wrapped up a most powerful sermon series.  It was a series that dug deep into what Galatians calls the fruit of the Holy Spirit.  It went something like this: Love ridiculously, rest in the joy that solidifies our foundation, offer the peace that...

Black History

The month of February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. It is a time of directly focusing on great people and great accomplishments. It is also a time of reflecting on horrors and tragedies enacted on an entire race of people. I could use this writing...

Watch Me!

I was 16 years old and I wanted to impress a girl that I liked. I was able to talk her into coming to one of my ballgames. This was where I shone the most and I was confident that I could win her heart with my athletic prowess. I had the game of my life that night. I...

Are You Alright?

Several years ago, I had an automobile accident on the way home from college. I came around a curve on the interstate and a car had stalled and I rear ended it. I can still remember being thrown forward, (Pre-seat belt days) and then rushing out of my truck to make...

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

    I learned this slogan from my time in the Boy Scouts of America. It always made sense to me and has served me well over the years. My understanding of it has deepened from living through Georgia winters. Here in Georgia we can never put any type of...

It Has to Be Jesus

The old joke goes something like this: The pastor sits in front of a group of kids at the children’s sermon portion of church and asks what has big teeth, a long fuzzy tail, climbs trees and eats nuts. The kids were all unusually silent until one boy finally raised...