Pulpit Minister (Page 7)

The Path

My brothers and I met in Moulton yesterday to attend the funeral visitation of one of our cousins. As I drove around the courthouse square, memories came flooding back. Memories of times spent with cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents. Some of whom we were able to see again yesterday.   But one special memory as…

Birthday

We all have one. This is not a shameless attempt to get you to recognize mine. Just some thoughts I wanted to share that are true for all of us. I was born at a specific point in history, May 10, 1949, to be exact. I have lived as a part of this world’s history…

Circle of Life

A couple of weeks ago we were in Nashville to see our granddaughter’s, Elsie, in her school’s performance of “The Lion King.” We heard again, the song, “Circle of Life.” It really is a circle in many ways. I was thinking about one of those ways. We come from God and we return to God.…

Doing

This past Sunday we talked about the importance of doing.   The Bible makes it very clear that good intentions and even saying, “Lord, Lord”, do not take the place of doing the will of the Father.   Planning to do something and even deciding to do something, while important steps, are still not the…

Weather Watcher

I admit it. I’m a weather watcher, especially when I have something planned to do outside. I even have my little rain gauge to tell me about how the weather has been, and my little outdoor thermometer to send a radio signal inside the house to tell me the current temperature outside. I could see…

A Different Book

In his book “Legends And Lies: The Real West”, Bill O’Reilly has a section on The Dime Novels. These were paper books which helped to create the image of the Old West. Regarding those books, O’Reilly writes, “These books were the original pulp fiction, written to be devoured in one gulp and quickly forgotten.” I…

Going Forward By Going Backward

Now there is a paradox for you.   Microsoft recently updated my computer, again. And, again, I lost my sermon distribution lists. But this time I lost even more. My entire contacts list and complete calendar went away.   After making several attempts to restore them, I finally called Microsoft help line. I talked to…

Wisteria

I find myself captivated by Wisteria every year at this time. Partly because it was Cathy’s favorite spring time flower. She really liked the purple blooms. But we never planted any and neither does Jane have any interest in planting Wisteria. The opening words of an article from the website Gardenista say it best. “The…

Judges

In and out. Back and forth. Faithful then unfaithful. Reading the book of Judges can be a frustrating and depressing experience. Why can’t these guys get it? Can’t they see that misery comes from ignoring God and blessings come from listening to His words? But somewhere in the reading, if we are paying attention, we…

The Victory Is God’s

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. (Prov. 21:31 NIV) The wisdom and truth of this verse is etched into our minds in the stories of God’s activity among humanity and we are given reminders of it in everyday life. Joshua chapter 10 is one such…