Minister Articles

Only One Way

John 14:6 “Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (NASB) Have you noticed how we want to make things our own way? Ever since we were young, we have been trying to do things that suit us and make…

Walking

Finally, a cool, crisp, chill was in the air this past weekend, and a host of teens and adults took advantage of the opportunity to go camping together at Oak Mountain State Park. We did exactly what you are supposed to do at a campout…sat by a campfire cooking hotdogs over the fire until they…

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…

Pray for Wisdom

Luke 18:35-43” …And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, 41 “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!”…” Have you ever had to beg? Maybe for favors or maybe for something you…

Listening To His Voice

John 10:3-5  3“To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4 “When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 “A stranger they simply will not follow,…

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…

Anticipation

I am on a road trip to the mountains of Colorado with my mom, dad and aunt from Texas. Have you ever been to Colorado when the Aspen trees are at their peak, bears are active, moose are roaming the woodlands, possibly a sighting of bighorn sheep, elk, buffalo, and the pasturelands are not covered…

It’s Going To Be Okay

Psalm 31:7 I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul, (NASB) What afflictions are we going through? What do we do when those sad times come? Whether grief, pain or sorrow, we feel these from time to time, and it…

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…

Growing Up

Last night was the Shelby County Band Showcase at Helena High School. It’s amazing how quickly life changes. Years ago, it was my mom and dad slaving away in the concession stand and hauling equipment all over the stadium. Now, I’m the dad. The running joke all night long was, “you’re doing such a good…