Minister Articles

A Bison Tale

Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. We loved our trip. While showing my bison herd video to Bill Goben, the director of the Yellowstone Bible Camp, he told me the following story: Bill was riding his motorcycle through Yellowstone when he came upon a bull bison walking casually along the road. Being aware of…

Vacation Bible School

Same song, same verse, Could be better, but it’s gonna be – even better! How do they keep doing this? Every year we say, “Well, they can’t beat that one,” and every year they do it again. Jina O’Clair and Karen Smith continue to do an outstanding job with our VBS. They think and work…

Second Chance

Jonah 1:1-4 The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to…

Vocation

Merriam-Webster “Word of the Day”: 1.A: a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especially: a divine call to the religious life. B: an entry into the priesthood or a religious order 2 A: the work in which a person is employed: occupation B: the persons engaged in a particular…

Lost Puppy

There were signs in our neighborhood for a lost puppy. When we saw it we felt bad because we have 3 dogs and a cat. My kids were looking  as we drove through the neighborhood. It had already been lost for 2 days. We knew the chances of us finding it were small.  We’ve seen…

The Secret Things

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.                             (Deut. 29:29 NIV)   There are secret things. Some things…

Love Bugs

Our latest Live Wire trip took us to the southern portion of the Natchez Trace. We began in Tupelo and ended in Natchez, Mississippi before returning home. A few years ago we had taken the northern part of the trip to Nashville. Traveling south on the Trace in May, guess what we “ran” into? You…

Sonlight

2 Peter 1:2-4 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord. God’s power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through our knowing the One who called us to his own glory and goodness.…

3 Mighty Men

2 Samuel 23:15 David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!” 16 So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and…

God’s Mighty Men

2 Samuel 23:11,12 “Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from them. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and…