Pulpit Minister

It Was Only A Dime

We lived in Wisconsin and we were preparing to travel home to Alabama to spend some time with our family. I went by the bank to cash a check and get some cash for the trip. After leaving the bank, I counted my money and discovered the teller at the drive-in window had given me…

My Country

“My country, may she ever be right, but right or wrong, my country.” I grew up with this quotation from Stephen Decatur fixed as a part of the banner of our home town’s daily newspaper, The Decatur Daily. Decatur, Alabama was named after Stephen Decatur. Britannica Encyclopedia indicates that the Daily’s quote may not be…

A Reminder

Sometimes we just need to be reminded. You are made in the very image of God. (Genesis 1:27) We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans3:23) God loved us so much, he allowed Jesus to die for us. Yes, Jesus loved you and died for you. (John 3:16 & Galatians…

Daniel in the Den of Lions

The story of Daniel and the den of lions has always been a favorite. I wonder if it could be considered one of the early accounts of what we know today as “political correctness.” The government had changed. Daniel was now a part of the second empire God revealed was coming. The Babylonians had been…

Greetings

Greetings Riverchase family! I am delighted to be serving you this summer as the pulpit ministry intern! It is a great privilege to be here alongside you all and to continue to learn and grow. Although there are many who know me very well, I would like for you to know some things about me.…

Do You Trust Me?

I’ve been trimming shrubs. I must say, I think I’m becoming quite proficient at it. (For Lindsay and Terry and others like them, that means “quite good” at it). As I was trimming recently, I noticed that I had established a pretty good rhythm and could trim the shrub with neat smooth strokes. I was…

“Nightmare Choices”

“Nightmare Choices” is the title of an article written by LaGard Smith on Facebook. It is an appropriate title as he writes “about the battle of lives versus livelihoods as we begin the process of reopening society.” He closes the article with these words: “Wouldn’t it be reassuring if during this crisis our leaders’ decisions…

Faith

For some, these facts will be seen as basic. For others, they will be a new way of thinking about the word faith as it is used in the Bible. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6) “Faith comes from hearing (or listening to) the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) This means…

Thank You

People who live for God are amazing. They are a joy to be around. They lift you up. They help you strive to be better just by being themselves. We have been dealing with this virus concern for about 5 or 6 weeks now. And yet, the conversations I hear and read about are filled…

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  Psalm 23:2  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  Psalm 23:3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Psalm 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley…