All posts by Dwight Ausley


Some people put a small television in their kitchens. They want something to glance at while they prepare food or wash dishes. People don’t sit on a stool and stare at a TV or watch an entire movie from start to finish while sitting in the kitchen. The television in the kitchen exists to provide … Read More


Genesis 26 records an interesting story that teaches a valuable lesson. Isaac has become a very prominent man. He is the recipient of all of his father’s wealth and is looking for a place to settle along with his new bride. Along with land, a person needed water for his herds and his family. Wells were considerably valuable … Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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