Minister Articles

The Ideal Church

1 Thessalonians 1: 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need…

You Crazy Bird

I watched as a male Cardinal perched on the top rail holding our hummingbird feeders. Soon he was joined by a female Cardinal.  The male was standing tall, but the female landed crouching low with her head down and looking up at the male. He gave her a glance but nothing more. Then she hopped…

Flipping Pancakes

  Greetings from Maywood Camp, We have a large number of our church family at Maywood Camp this week.  The camp fatigue is trying to creep in, but we refuse to be defeated.  A few minutes ago, I went into the kitchen to pour my morning mug of coffee, and Dewayne was mastering the art…

Baja Mission Trip

We recently got back from our week long mission trip to Baja Mexico. I cannot express the joy I get from everything that happens in the mission field. All the experiences and events cannot be put in a few words.  It would take a book.  Let me just share one experience. Ron Jackson, Glenn Savage,…

Whose In Control?

The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him. (Habbakuk 2:20 NIV) He rules in righteousness. He will accomplish His will. We need to hush and learn to listen to Him. A companion verse to Habbakuk 2:20 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go…

Lessons Learned, Strong Roots

John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (ESV) While driving home this week I noticed that many gardens are…

When Will It End?

Is it because we now have 24/7 world wide news coverage? Is hatred and division growing? Are evil deeds increasing more and more in our lifetime or do we just hear more about it? When will it end? When will things get better? Or, will they? Out of the gloom and out of what has…

Vacation Bible School 2017

As I write this, we are half way through our Vacation Bible School for this year. And it is another great year.   A visitor approached me last night and said, “Some of my friends ask me, ‘Why do you drive all the way to Birmingham for a Vacation Bible School?’” She continued, “I am…