Pulpit Minister (Page 8)

Lying To Myself

I’ve always loved the story of Elijah’s challenge to the prophets of Baal recorded in 1 Kings 18. He goes from the mountain top of success to the deep valley of depression in only a short time. All because of the fear he allows to grip him at the words of Jezebel when she threatened…

Hearing

Paul quotes the prophet Joel when he says, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13) “Calling on the Lord” refers to more than just praying, because Paul himself was told, “Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.” (Acts 22:16) But back…

Rain

  8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.  9 He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.  10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the…

Potential

A pickup truck passed me the other day with this written across the back windshield, “The older I get the faster I was.” I tried to ignore the personal insult since he just passed me. I enjoyed the humor of it and tried to think which possible meaning the driver had in mind. Was he…

Authority

I enjoy reading Andy Andrews. I would encourage you to read his blog of July 7. He identifies the root cause behind an individual going off course in their life and destroying their reputation and everything they have tried to build. He says, “They have no authority in their lives.” He continues: “Authority can have…

I Corinthians 13:4-8

From Kenneth S. Wuest’s Expanded Translation:   “Love meekly and patiently bears ill treatment from others. Love is kind, gentle, benign, pervading and penetrating the whole nature, mellowing all which would have been harsh and austere; is not envious. Love does not brag, nor does it show itself off, is not ostentatious, does not have…

Duty

For those who would listen, I have let it be known that the month of June is mostly about grandparent duty for Jane and I. We had our three oldest granddaughters earlier. Now we are having special day camp with all the grandchildren in Nashville. Next week, we get to spend some time with our…

My Garden

I love having my garden close to my house. I can take a quick look at it everyday I’m home and see how it is growing. It is amazing how fast the plants have grown and how healthy they look. Planting good seeds into good soil filled with good food and nutrients and giving both…

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…