DEC
10

The longer I serve the Lord, the more I realize how utterly sinful I really am. The more sinful things I give up, the more I realize how much remains yet to be given up. The more I do things I should do because to not do them would be sin, the more I realize … Read More



DEC
03

Grandmama Reel, as we called her, was a very energetic, hard-working woman. She would get up at 4:00 in the morning and boil a hen for lunch, then put on her wide brim hat and make her way to the chicken coop out back to gather the warm eggs. After that, she would don her … Read More



NOV
26

All of us as Christians understand and express the fact that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We know all about the inn with no vacancy, the manger, and the swaddling clothes. Without much thought or effort we could even sing a verse of “Away in a Manger.” We say Merry Christmas … Read More



NOV
21

Our annual Christmas Gifts for Christ offering is being received through Sunday, December 16. This year, we are asking the Lord to help us give $50,000 to meet numerous needs both here and around the world. Let’s all give and be a part of blessing and equipping the body of Christ! Here is a list … Read More



NOV
19

Dale Carnegie in How to Stop Worrying and Start Living said this, “I was trying to wash today’s dishes, yesterday’s dishes and dishes that weren’t even dirty yet.” Have you ever found yourself in that place? No, not really worrying about dirty dishes. And yes, I do help with the dishes at my home, honest! … Read More



NOV
12

I never thought much about that little two-letter word “if” until just recently, when I read the following verses: And He asked the scribes, What question ye with them? And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto Thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, … Read More



NOV
05

Isaiah 35:10  – “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart (where?), down in my heart (where?), down in my … Read More



OCT
29

As we recently celebrated our 70th anniversary as a local church, I have been thinking of the role that a local church has played in my life.  I am so glad that my parents taught and showed me the importance of belonging and being faithful to the local church. I was saved on Sunday night, … Read More



OCT
22

From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped over 2 million tons of ordnance over Laos in 580,000 bombing missions, the equivalent of one planeload every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 straight years.  At least 270 million cluster bomblets were dropped as part of the bombing campaign; approximately 80 million failed to detonate. … Read More



OCT
15

A few weeks ago, I did something that has been on my heart to do for some time. I decided to sit down and write my son a letter. Who writes letters anymore? I know I don’t. But there was something in me that directed me to sit down and write my son a heart-felt … Read More