Posts by Dewayne Spivey (Page 10)

A Different Book

In his book “Legends And Lies: The Real West”, Bill O’Reilly has a section on The Dime Novels. These were paper books which helped to create the image of the Old West. Regarding those books, O’Reilly writes, “These books were the original pulp fiction, written to be devoured in one gulp and quickly forgotten.” I…

Going Forward By Going Backward

Now there is a paradox for you.   Microsoft recently updated my computer, again. And, again, I lost my sermon distribution lists. But this time I lost even more. My entire contacts list and complete calendar went away.   After making several attempts to restore them, I finally called Microsoft help line. I talked to…

Wisteria

I find myself captivated by Wisteria every year at this time. Partly because it was Cathy’s favorite spring time flower. She really liked the purple blooms. But we never planted any and neither does Jane have any interest in planting Wisteria. The opening words of an article from the website Gardenista say it best. “The…

Judges

In and out. Back and forth. Faithful then unfaithful. Reading the book of Judges can be a frustrating and depressing experience. Why can’t these guys get it? Can’t they see that misery comes from ignoring God and blessings come from listening to His words? But somewhere in the reading, if we are paying attention, we…

The Victory Is God’s

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. (Prov. 21:31 NIV) The wisdom and truth of this verse is etched into our minds in the stories of God’s activity among humanity and we are given reminders of it in everyday life. Joshua chapter 10 is one such…

Citizen

Citizen – “In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.” (American Dictionary of The English Language, Noah Webster 1828) This definition is followed by a quote from George…

Why These People?

There is the rich young ruler. Look at how he is designated—rich, young, ruler. Then we learn spiritual things are on his mind. He wants to know what he has to do in order to have eternal life. It is then revealed that he is a good moral person. He has kept the commandments for…

Knowledge Beyond Comprehension

Joy and suffering are very personal things. Rejoicing with those that rejoice and weeping with those that weep is generally done with those with whom we are close. It is most definitely limited to those situations we know about. When our joy and our suffering is ours and it is great, we want the world…

Tis The Season

Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day has always been a special time for me. I’m sure it is for most of us. We love the traditions, the time with family, the joy and the beauty of the season. This is the time when we focus on so many of the blessing we have received. We love…