March 2, 2020

Momma used to stand at the back door of the house and yell out into the yard, “Come and get it!”  Within just a few minutes, kids and their friends would come from all directions to fill their famished faces with her good cooking. 

I remember as a child attending...

January 30, 2020

I’d like to talk a bit about our upcoming Revival, scheduled for March 15-18.  First, let me give you a bit of history. We’ve had revivals just about every year since I have been pastor.  For a long time they have fallen under a similar format. We invite different spea...

January 7, 2020

CHURCH IN 2020

I find the following quote, from an article on Fox Business, to be highly interesting: “...10,000 Baby Boomers turn age 65 each day in the U.S.”  That tells me there are a whole lot of people out there who are moving into the Senior Citizen category. It s...

December 3, 2019

I have about four weeks until Christmas.  I have already received my Christmas present, opened it and played with it.  And I wish I had not.

Here is how it happened: My wife- it is easiest to blame her- was telling me what she wants for Christmas.  I replied that...

October 29, 2019

My daddy passed away when I was just a little boy, about 9 years old.  A year or two later we moved into a shotgun house. In the very far back room of that house- you had to walk through several bedrooms to get to it- we stored an old rocking chair, his antique bed, an...

September 25, 2019

LEARNING TO PRAY

I am convinced that your ongoing, personal prayer life is a major key to being the healthy Christian that God intends.  And prayer involves many things including intercession for others. As your pastor I believe this is an important part of my job.  I t...

September 3, 2019

Rodney Dangerfield (remember him?) received a report from his psychiatrist.  “You’re crazy,” the psychiatrist said. Dangerfield protested, “If you don’t mind, I want a second opinion.”  The psychiatrist said, “Alright. You’re ugly too.”

As a preacher I am suppose...

June 5, 2018

I am a Southern Baptist.  And at this point in life, probably it is not going to change.  I grew up in Baptist churches in north Alabama that were fiercely independent, but still labeled themselves as SBC.  My home church pastor, who baptized me and first modeled the m...

February 27, 2018

Be sure to mark your calendar for Spring Revival, April 8-11.  

Meaning of Revival

This is pretty clear, especially this time of the year.  It’s going on all around us.  Awakening from a winter of dormancy, the trees and grass are starting to renew their greenery.  The...

January 31, 2018

Don was a good-ole-boy, had taken early retirement from the mill, and a deacon in the church I served as pastor.  I was a young man ready to share opinions about everything.  He and I disagreed on the matter of labor unions.  To me it was but a subject of energetic con...

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