Be Extraordinary!

Be Extraordinary!

When Jesus began His ministry on the earth, he chose 12 men to join with Him.  Their names are Simon Peter, Andrew, James (the son of Zebedee), John, Philip, Bartholomew (or Nathanael), Thomas, Matthew, James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus (also known as Judas or Jude), Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot (replaced by Matthias)…. Read More ›

Don’t Be Shark Bait!

Don’t Be Shark Bait!

Shark Week!  If you are a Discovery Channel fan, then you know what this means.  The channel is concluding its annual Shark Week, where all the programs are shark focused.  If you are like me and are old enough to remember, your mind may venture back to the movie Jaws in which a large white… Read More ›

The Entanglement of Sin

Last summer I broke out in a horrible itchy rash on my arms. It began to spread and got so bad I eventually had to go to the doctor and she told me it was most likely poison ivy. I had to think about where I could possibly have gotten it and the only thing… Read More ›

Beware!

Beware!

I recently watched a documentary on TV about Jim Jones, founder of The Peoples Temple, and the horrific tragedy in Guyana years ago.  As I watched it, I found it impossible to believe that people could follow such a person. Anyone with even a basic knowledge of Scripture should have been able to see him… Read More ›

Dare To Dream!

Dare To Dream!

We continue again this week with the theme of hope.  Hope is only as good as who or what you put your hope in.  The last line of a song from a popular musical  goes like this:  “Now life has killed the dream I dreamed”.  We’ve probably all experienced times in our lives where we’ve… Read More ›

Hope!

Hope!

Hope!  Just the sound of that word is uplifting and encouraging.  The definition of hope is: the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best; to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence; to believe, desire or trust. Many times, we don’t actually have what… Read More ›

His Eye Is On The Sparrow!

His Eye Is On The Sparrow!

Upon trimming some bushes out at our church, I discovered a small nest.  It is a sparrow’s nest containing 5 tiny eggs.  I’ve been checking on the nest every day and it now contains 5 tiny little baby sparrows.  Occasionally, I catch the mother sparrow feeding her young and sometimes the babies are alone with… Read More ›

Don’t Worry!

Don’t Worry!

In the days we live in, it is all too easy to slip into fear. All you have to do is turn on the news. Listening to many nightly newscasts will make one think that all is lost.  And I hesitate to even call most of it news.  The news used to be based on… Read More ›

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday, we will be honoring, celebrating and remembering our dads.  For me, the day comes with a lot of wonderful memories.  But that’s not so for everyone. A relative once said that he was never going to have children because he didn’t want to be the kind of father to his children that his… Read More ›