Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)

Smoky Mountain Trees (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, circa 2006) There is no place in the world Melissa and I like to visit more than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Her people come from that area (and I wish mine did) so we both have a real link to theContinue reading “Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)”

Smoky Mountain Trees (It Isn’t About You)

Smoky Mountain Trees (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, circa 2006)   There is no place in the world Melissa and I like to visit more than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Her people come from that area (and I wish mine did) so we both have a real link toContinue reading “Smoky Mountain Trees (It Isn’t About You)”

Why I am Not Going to Pray You Win the Lottery

Why I am Not Going to Pray You Win the Lottery Over the years I have had innumerable people tell me that if they win the lottery, they will pay off our church building debt. I never quite know how to respond. They would have to really win a lot of money to pay offContinue reading “Why I am Not Going to Pray You Win the Lottery”

Ripping the name off the back of the uniform…

I am a St. Louis Cardinal fan.  It is not mandatory that I do not like the Yankees (as juxtaposed with our signed covenant to hate the Cubs); but I somewhat resent the Yankees.  They have an infinite amount of money to spend in the building of their team and the Cardinals have to doContinue reading “Ripping the name off the back of the uniform…”

Camp Meeting: God Perfects

Camp Meeting 2013: God Perfects Text: Romans 5: 1-11   Romans 5:1-11 (NLT) 1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place ofContinue reading “Camp Meeting: God Perfects”