Pulpit Minister

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…

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…

Are you ready for Monday, August 21, 2017? The time for the eclipse in Nashville, TN is as follows: 11:58—Eclipse begins 1:27—Total eclipse begins 1:29—Total eclipse ends 2:54—Eclipse ends If you stay in the Birmingham area, you will only see a partial eclipse—92%, I believe. But wait a minute, how can this be? How can…

August Rain

I drove to the office this morning, August 8, in a pouring rain. The ditches were overflowing and water covered the road in places. This is August in Alabama and the grass is still green and growing. I have even considered mowing my grass twice a week in order to keep it from getting too…

A Billboard

Our 1,009 mile, one way, drive to Nebraska took us through parts of seven states and the border of an eighth. It was a beautiful drive, and made even more enjoyable by those who waited for us at the end of the road.   Driving through Missouri we saw a particular billboard more than once.…

Uplift Ready

Are you Uplift ready?!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about then you have not spent much time with our 2017 senior class. I was first asked the question on the Sunday we left for Maywood Camp. Marshall Dyer, with Iphone in hand was the one who asked. It seems the question began…

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…

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…

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…