Psalm 128:3 “Thy children like olive plants round about thy table.” I’ve heard people tell me this about their children — “they’re growing like weeds!” This statement usually implies they are growing up fast, physically speaking. While it is true that they years pass by quickly, the Bible says our children are to grow like … Read More


Parents, We have a great God-given responsibility to rear our children according to God’s Word and to see that they are ready to “leave the nest” when the time comes. Until then, parents, we must remain vigilant in teaching our children biblical precepts that they will live out after they have left our homes. One … Read More


Every Thursday morning the staff men here at Beacon gather for a devotional thought and prayer time. A while back, it was Pastor Rabon’s turn to bring the devotional thought.  He shared about Joseph, and in his thoughts, he shared how Joseph had asked his brothers and family and fellow Israelites to take his bones … Read More


I have fond memories of Christmas from my growing up years. I remember getting up early on Christmas morning and putting my feet on cold wood floors, knowing that Mama and Daddy had already lit the gas heaters to cut the chill. I recall the anticipation of waiting to open the gifts that had been … Read More


I recently read this and found it to be both helpful and convicting: “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. … Read More


The relatability of Bible characters to our own life experiences and circumstances brings such humanity to their life story.  Without realizing it, we often exalt Bible characters to levels they themselves never achieved or viewed themselves as attaining.  Solomon was one of those characters.  We see Solomon as a positioned son when it came to his kingship, a … Read More


I love beautiful things!  I love farmhouse décor and perfect weather outside so that I can enjoy the sunshine yet have a fire in the firepit at night.  I love to dream about a beautiful life and imagine that things are just perfect! But, life is not really that way.  Being engaged is not the … Read More


I’m in the same place you are probably. This pandemic completely caught me off guard. I remember hearing about a coronavirus in China and giving it nothing more than a brief thought. Never would I have imagined that it would turn into a global pandemic that literally caused the world to stop its regular, day-to-day … 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


“Don’t rock the boat!” had become the philosophy of the elders and people of Israel after the time of Judges had begun. For the last forty years Israel had allowed the Philistines to run over them and ruin them without hardly putting up a fight. Israel needed strength, not the stamina of a Politian or the stoutness … Read More