Sinking Ships?

I have spent my entire life working and living in small rural towns. There is no other place I would rather minister then the small churches which have been the backbone of faith… Continue reading

Good Gifts To Your Children

My Dad didn’t have any brothers, just a younger sister. He had male cousins who lived a few miles away and for Dad these were his brothers. The cousins had typical boyhoods growing up in… Continue reading

Cause I Eat Me Spinach

Remember Popeye the sailor? He was an odd looking fellow with a tall thin girlfriend and a sidekick obsessed with cheeseburgers. His nemesis was a bearded bully named Brutus who was stronger and… Continue reading

Spirti Filled and Spirit Led

     Coming home from church a wife told her husband, “Did you see that outfit the Johnson girl was wearing? She should know better than to wear something like that to church.” “I… Continue reading

Wisdom and Faith

  My mother always said, “The burnt hand teaches best.” This usually was in response to when I did something reckless or was naïve about the consequences of my action, and usually in… Continue reading

Do We have the Right Tools?

When Jesus commanded his friends to “make disciples of all nations” he established the mission of the Christian church. Through his death, resurrection and ascension we received salvation from sin. Jesus made it… Continue reading

Did I Mention Jesus?

  In Acts 16, verse 9 to 15 Paul is told in a vision to go to Macedonia.  His traveling companion, Silas, describes how they went to “Philippi, which is a leading city… Continue reading

Spinach, Rhubarb and Gentiles, Oh my!

“I don’t like spinach, and I’m glad I don’t, because if I liked it I’d eat it, and I just hate it.” Clarence Darrow While I don’t have much of an opinion of… Continue reading

Hearing Voices

John 10:22-30 10:22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 10:24 So… Continue reading

A Fisherman’s Heart

Simon Peter and six of the disciple decided to go fishing. They labored all night and when the dawn broke they saw a man on the shore who called out, “Cast the net… Continue reading