Regardless of what Simon and Garfunkel sang, I am NOT a rock, and I am NOT an island, nor is anyone else in this world. The only thing that's truth in those lyrics is "A rock feels no pain; and an island never cries." But praise God the Father of our Lord Jesus, we are … Continue reading No Man (or Woman) is an Island
Have you ever heard someone say about a person “they’re very religious”? Then some people apply the term to some activity or habit, like “I ‘religiously’ follow my diet.” What do you think of when you hear that word? What does “religion” mean, and why does it mean what it does to different people? I … Continue reading Religion or Relationship?
Billy Graham told the story about a man walking who came upon the site of a newly constructed cathedral. The stone mason was busy at a work bench shaping the last piece, the piece that went on the very top of the spire. The man inquired about what the mason was doing. “Well,” he replied, … Continue reading Fitting In
18 years ago I had back surgery. After it was done and I was recovering, my surgeon asked me if I had suddenly developed any new desires or yearnings like gambling. I said "No, why??" He said "Well, we use donated bone to fuse vertebrae together, and we never really know where it comes from." … Continue reading Parts and Pieces
Sampey Memorial Baptist Church in Ramer, Alabama has sent out over 6,200 of these signs to nine states and dozens of cities. "We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield." "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by … Continue reading The Best Campaign Sign
In the book of James chapter 3 verse 16 it says “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” James pointed out there are two kinds of wisdom: the earthly, unspiritual, demonic kind, and the heavenly kind that comes only from God. The chaos we see in … Continue reading Envy and Selfish Ambition
One of my daily devotions - the Worthy Brief -- said this: "....the real issues America faces [cannot be] remedied by politics. Political realities simply reflect the internal moral and cultural climate of a nation and its people. In their drive for power, most politicians are simply responding to or manipulating the current passions of … Continue reading Restoration