Minister Articles (Page 2)

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…

Firmly Rooted

Colossians 2:7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. (NASB)   We had the opportunity to go to Dismal Canyon last weekend with the college group.  Besides a beautiful scenery with great rock formations, we also admired…

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…

Help Someone

Galatians 6:1-5 (NASB)      Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone…

Blank Canvas

Each Tuesday, I stare at a blank column. I could choose to fill this space with meaningless words or meaningful words to begin painting a beautiful masterpiece. I am so thankful that God chose meaningful over meaningless with each one of us. We just have to do one of two things. Embrace joy, love and…