All posts by Dwight Ausley



JAN
21

We have all heard the phrase “Bury the Hatchet.” It is an old phrase that is used to describe two individuals who make peace. They have had a conflict, but they make a decision to put it away and become friends again. As I heard this phrase used recently, I wondered almost aloud how many Christians refuse to … Read More



DEC
10

An ancient proverb reads, “Trust in God, but tie up your camel.” We might snicker, but there is much truth in that statement. Simply put, we are to do all we can do and commit the rest to the Lord. Some people think that these two concepts, faith and common sense, are mutually exclusive propositions. Some may … Read More



OCT
15

It is interesting how the same event can elicit different responses. Simply put, people respond differently to difficulties. It has been said that the same sun that melts the snow hardens the clay. This was true for Mike Klauser and Ed Hommer. In 1981, the two men, along with two other acquaintances, were flying over … Read More



JUN
04

That’s a surprising title, isn’t it? I must admit, I even had a hard time typing it out. You may be asking, “Why would someone write such a blog who is employed by the church?” Well, let me say first that I don’t dislike my church. In fact, I love my church. Is it a … Read More



MAR
26

My father passed from this life to the next back in January. He had battled dementia for over ten years and took a sudden decline the day after Thanksgiving. He had lived with my sister since my mother’s passing back in 2014. Because we felt going through my mother’s personal belongings at the time would … Read More



SEP
02

I know what you’re thinking…”Something else on stewardship.” Well, not exactly. Please keep reading. We usually relate this phrase to robbing God of tithes and offerings (Malachi 3). There is another manner in which we rob God that is just as serious if not more so. I am writing about robbing God of glory that … Read More



JUN
24

Genesis 12:10 – “And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.” The way God works almost never makes sense to man. It defies logic. Proverbs 14:12 says, There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but … Read More



APR
12

God wants us to be happy, right? Well, not always. Sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? Read on. My mind takes me back to 1976. I had graduated high school but had no clue what path I should take. College? I felt so unmotivated. I was floundering, mentally and spiritually. I did the only thing … Read More



JAN
14

In September of 2014, my mother passed from this life to the next. Plagued with cancer for a number of years, I never once heard her complain, and the majority of the time, she ruled cancer with an iron fist, determined not to give in to the deadly disease. You would never know that she … 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