Posts by Dewayne Spivey

Something To Remember

This should be a daily reminder. Perhaps even multiple times per day. I was taking my trash can to the street last night. The darkness had set in. The sun had set in the western-southwestern sky as it makes its way toward the winter solstice. “The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours…

On The “Lighter” Side

Jane and some friends recently attended a comedy show at the Alabama Theatre. Since that event, she has started calling me LB.   The initials brought back memories of the names a favorite uncle would call all of us nephews whenever we would visit with him. He didn’t use initials, just the words. He had…

Play Ball

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” That is the heart of the message of God, the gospel and the preaching of Jesus and the apostles. So in everything we need to make it a practice to ask, “What would Jesus do? What would Jesus have me to do?” I try to think of that…

So, How Do We Talk?

How do we talk to those we are trying to persuade? How do we talk to people in general? How do we talk to those with whom we disagree? How do we want others to talk to us? Delivering a message, especially God’s message, should be of primary importance to us. The apostle Paul was…

911

Today we remember September 11, 2001. Called 911 in memory of the date on which it occurred and to honor the heroic first responders who gave so much to help those involved and who continue to pay the price for their heroism. We all remember where we were when we first heard of the planes.…

Whom You Represent

I know we have all been told, but how often do we seriously consider the impact of our actions and our words? Do you know that you represent and reflect on everything with which you are associated? A visitor will evaluate and judge our entire congregation by the one or two they happen to contact.…

Approve Carefully

The Bible truly is the book of life.   It not only shows us the way to eternal life, but God also gives us detailed information as to how we are to live our lives now.   Paul gives some very wise and helpful advice to Timothy.   Do not be hasty in the laying…

Our Challenge – Their Challenge

Paul dealt with a serious problem in the Corinthian church almost two thousand years ago. Some were saying there is no resurrection from the dead. In essence Paul responded, if there is no resurrection from the dead, then there is nothing after death and this life is all there is, then let us eat and…

Truth

Back to school!   Why? To give you the tools to pursue truth. “Reading, writing and arithmetic.” So you can read truth, write truth and properly identify truth in a world where truth is often ignored.   Pursue truth and never let it go. Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction…

Secrets For Strong Families

I came across some notes I kept from a Reader’s Digest article which appeared in the November 1987 issue. The thoughts are timeless in their application. The thing that makes them timeless is the truthfulness of them. The thing that makes them truthful is the fact that they are based on the principles given to…