Minister Articles

Teach Your Kids To Work

Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (NIV) It is interesting that when God created man, he put him in the garden and gave him everything that he could ever need! And yet, he said to him “work…

Living Dreams

This past Saturday was full of great memories, reuniting with former friends and marching down Jordan Hare’s field playing War Eagle with my brother, sister and sister-in-law as my entire family went back to Auburn to play in the Alumni Band. I can remember years ago after every performance staring up into the upper deck…

Baby Ann

My family will have different reactions to the title. Some will laugh. Some will recall a memory. Some may even think I shouldn’t have written it. When my mother was born, October 9, 1929, she was named Baby Ann Spivey. The name remains on her birth certificate to this day. She was given the name…

Teach Kids To Avoid Greed

Luke 12:15 Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” We live in a village that is teaching our kids to be unhappy. This village keeps telling you and me that we should not be happy…

Great Stories

Last Thursday, Whitney came home with a great story from one of her children at school. She had given them a writing assignment about “Your Favorites.” This little boy named Jose wrote about his favorite stuffed animals where he described them in detail. The best was when he said, “BUT MY FAVORITE IS THIS LITTLE…

Fantastic Verses … and How to Memorize Them

On Wednesday nights our 3rd and 4th Graders are taking a journey to find and memorize fantastic verses in the Bible. Placing scripture in memory at an early age is a crucial component of laying a foundation for spiritual growth. Jesus used scripture to fight Satan and our children can do the same. Scripture should…

Habits for Good Parents

2 Corinthians 10:5 “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…” I recently attended a great conference in which many lessons were taught. One of the series that caught my attention was on better parenting. I…

Can You Imagine?

Last Friday night, Whitney and I went to watch Connor Kelley play football for the Oak Mountain High School Eagles. He is an animal on special teams. He is also an outside line backer, but he told me that I probably would not see him on the field on defense unless something catastrophic happens with…

Cleaning Out

I took some time this week to clean out some pictures and videos stored on my phone and computer. It has been needed for a while now. Our Grands love to use my phone to make videos and weird pictures. By weird, I mean they love to take a picture and distort their faces into…

Neighbors

My neighbors on both sides of us are elderly and extraordinary. When Whitney and I moved back to Birmingham sixteen years ago, we hadn’t been here long when Hurricane Ivan hit. Our neighbors called us on the phone and said, “Get over here. Bring your family and your dogs. We have a basement, and it…