Family



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
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
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



OCT
01

Back in June I wrote an article about Missed Blessings’.I urged the reader not to miss out on blessings simply because we do not take the time to converse with people or follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  I am so happy to report that my family and I followed the Holy Spirits leading … Read More



SEP
24

The job and responsibilities of a godly parent consist of many various tasks and to-dos.  Whether they be physical matters or spiritual maturing, every parent is bombarded with the needs of their children. As you go about meeting these needs and training your children, it is vital that among all of those tasks you do … Read More



SEP
04

You may not know this, but for many years Preacher Cox, our Pastor Emeritus, had printed out a little note and put it behind the pulpit where only he could see it when he was preaching. It came from John 12:21 and simply said, “Sir, We Would See Jesus.” Simple. Clear. Profound. That’s what I … Read More



JUL
12

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More



JUN
01

How many blessings do you miss? What opportunities do you miss for your life because you simply do not take the time to earnestly converse with ordinary people. What are you missing right now because you chose not to take the time from your busy schedule? If only you had taken the time to listen? What … Read More