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Gratitude

Trick or Treating is over, lots of sweets and candies have been eaten, and now we are entering one of my favorite times of the year. November is often associated with thankfulness and gratitude as we prepare for Thanksgiving at the end of the month. I love the idea of taking this month as a…

Billy Smith – Bio

Billy R. Smith serves as the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies.  He also serves as a minister for the Henderson Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee.  A native of Woodbury, Tennessee, Billy Smith is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman (A.A., 1970), David Lipscomb University (B.A., 1972), and Harding University Graduate School of Religion (M.A.,…

It’s A Trap

2 Timothy 2: 24 The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape…

Share…Become…Represent…

There is joy for those who promote peace. Proverbs 12:20 Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out. Whistle. Take a brisk thirty-minute walk every day. Smile a lot. It costs nothing and is beyond price. Who comes to mind when you consider the statements above? Do you…

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…