Minister Articles (Page 7)

August Rain

I drove to the office this morning, August 8, in a pouring rain. The ditches were overflowing and water covered the road in places. This is August in Alabama and the grass is still green and growing. I have even considered mowing my grass twice a week in order to keep it from getting too…

Wanna Make Friends?

Proverbs 17: 17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (NASB)   When I started visiting the congregation here at Riverchase I knew maybe two people, but that number changed quickly. The children’s minister came and talked to me, then the youth minister talked to us. They invited us…

A Billboard

Our 1,009 mile, one way, drive to Nebraska took us through parts of seven states and the border of an eighth. It was a beautiful drive, and made even more enjoyable by those who waited for us at the end of the road.   Driving through Missouri we saw a particular billboard more than once.…

The Hurricane Is Coming

Luke 6:49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” (NASB) How do we prepare when a storm is coming?…

Uplift Ready

Are you Uplift ready?!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about then you have not spent much time with our 2017 senior class. I was first asked the question on the Sunday we left for Maywood Camp. Marshall Dyer, with Iphone in hand was the one who asked. It seems the question began…

The Ideal Church

1 Thessalonians 1: 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need…

You Crazy Bird

I watched as a male Cardinal perched on the top rail holding our hummingbird feeders. Soon he was joined by a female Cardinal.  The male was standing tall, but the female landed crouching low with her head down and looking up at the male. He gave her a glance but nothing more. Then she hopped…

Flipping Pancakes

  Greetings from Maywood Camp, We have a large number of our church family at Maywood Camp this week.  The camp fatigue is trying to creep in, but we refuse to be defeated.  A few minutes ago, I went into the kitchen to pour my morning mug of coffee, and Dewayne was mastering the art…

Baja Mission Trip

We recently got back from our week long mission trip to Baja Mexico. I cannot express the joy I get from everything that happens in the mission field. All the experiences and events cannot be put in a few words.  It would take a book.  Let me just share one experience. Ron Jackson, Glenn Savage,…