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Cleaning Out

I took some time this week to clean out some pictures and videos stored on my phone and computer. It has been needed for a while now. Our Grands love to use my phone to make videos and weird pictures. By weird, I mean they love to take a picture and distort their faces into…

Neighbors

My neighbors on both sides of us are elderly and extraordinary. When Whitney and I moved back to Birmingham sixteen years ago, we hadn’t been here long when Hurricane Ivan hit. Our neighbors called us on the phone and said, “Get over here. Bring your family and your dogs. We have a basement, and it…

Do You Want To Fight?

2 Timothy 4:7“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (KJV) People have always loved games. When I was little we used to invent games, and create our own rules. Some games were more interesting than others, and other games were just boring. There was a game…

Christian Evidences for Kids

As we wrap up a quarter of studying Christian Evidences, I wanted to share with you some of what we have been studying in the 5th and 6th grade class. Many who believe in evolution and the “big bang” are doing everything they can to spread this teaching through our schools and published everywhere so…

The Day We Got the Dog

2 Corinthians 8:21: “For we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.” I heard this story today in one of my classes. I didn’t know where it was going, but then I remembered that the class I was taking was on…

Are you ready for Monday, August 21, 2017? The time for the eclipse in Nashville, TN is as follows: 11:58—Eclipse begins 1:27—Total eclipse begins 1:29—Total eclipse ends 2:54—Eclipse ends If you stay in the Birmingham area, you will only see a partial eclipse—92%, I believe. But wait a minute, how can this be? How can…

Are You Going To College?

As many of you are going to college, here a couple of things I want you to remember: 1. Be nice to your parents. When you leave, you are taking a piece of their heart. You may be going away 100 miles or 10 miles, but neither is easy for any parent. You will always…

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, It is well with my soul. My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and…

Dreamland

It has become a tradition that the Youth Deacons and their spouses and Whitney and I take the recent high school graduates to Dreamland BBQ downtown, order several slabs of ribs, put bibs on them and let them devour as many ribs as they can eat. Then we share with them some last words of…

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

1 Thessalonians 4:13, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.”   It is inevitable we will all die. We don’t know where or when but we will all pass through this dreaded gate.…