Pulpit Minister (Page 5)

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Whose In Control?

The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him. (Habbakuk 2:20 NIV) He rules in righteousness. He will accomplish His will. We need to hush and learn to listen to Him. A companion verse to Habbakuk 2:20 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go…

When Will It End?

Is it because we now have 24/7 world wide news coverage? Is hatred and division growing? Are evil deeds increasing more and more in our lifetime or do we just hear more about it? When will it end? When will things get better? Or, will they? Out of the gloom and out of what has…

Vacation Bible School 2017

As I write this, we are half way through our Vacation Bible School for this year. And it is another great year.   A visitor approached me last night and said, “Some of my friends ask me, ‘Why do you drive all the way to Birmingham for a Vacation Bible School?’” She continued, “I am…

Interruptions

I called Terry a few weeks ago to ask him a question. I began by apologizing for interrupting him. To which he replied, “Dewayne, remember that Jesus’ life was one interruption after another.” How true that was. How true that still is for all of us. How many days go just the way you planned…

Lord, How Did You Do It?

I don’t believe it is necessary to offer specifics. Just to seriously contemplate the question is enough to fill the mind with wonder. If you have a fair knowledge of Jesus, you begin to see some answers. But how did he do it? How did he hang in shame and unbearable pain while listening to…