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Notes from the final chord wafted through the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, of Snellville, Georgia. Tommy Rutledge lifted his fingers from the keyboard of the grand piano, and Melissa Thompson … more
My boys were starving and needed nourishment from me.  As I overheard their argument pushing their tones to get higher pitched, their volumes louder, and their reasoning to falter, I knew they … more
 There has been a controversy over the resurrection of Jesus ever since it took place. ACTS 4:37-41 says that WORD, ye KNOW, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, … more
 Easter 2021 was a bit different than last year. One year ago at this time, the entire country was shut down, businesses and restaurants were closed, church services cancelled, and schools were … more
 What do cereal boxes, bank accounts, and toilet paper rolls all have in common?  They are all disappointing when you find them empty!  Think back to that fateful moment you’ve … more
In our modern world, marches, demonstrations, protests, rallies, and riots have become quite common. Some have been very meaningful and have resulted in much needed change at various levels. Others, … more
 I was talking to a man the other day about going to heaven. He said that he had a good CHANCE of going to HEAVEN but said he has never read the BIBLE and does not go to church. What if a person … more
Last week, we talked about living in a cancel culture in today’s society. We mentioned that Jesus is the most offensive person to have ever lived and that to call ourselves followers would be … more
 It didn’t take long to receive responses to the piece I wrote about Katie Grace’s boyfriend, Declan, and the deeper meaning of what love really is. The following email from Summer … more
Have you ever experienced stress? I know you have! Stress is something that happens to all of us. It kind of sneaks up on you, but you know when you and your family have got it when it … more
 Romans 1:16 says I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL (THE BIBLE) of Jesus Christ: for it is the POWER OF GOD unto SALVATION to every one that BELIEVETH; to the Jew first, and also to the … more
We’re only a few days away from the biggest celebration in Christianity. Easter is the appointed day each year to celebrate and honor the sacrifice and resurrection Jesus Christ made for our … more
 One year later, we’re feeling the effects that isolation has had on our community members and families. While some haven’t changed routines during the pandemic, many others have … more
 “You have a WHAT? Did you say, ‘BOY-friend’?” The questions may have contained sincere surprise or mock shock; there may have been slight variation in the wording; … more
In one of his short stories, “A Jonquil for Mary Penn,” Wendell Berry paints a word picture of a teenaged wife and her husband, a year older than she, working to survive on a rented farm … more
Depression.  It was the topic of one of my 20-page research papers at Lipscomb University from my pastoral care and psychology classes.  It’s also an issue that Ashley and I have … more
 JEREMIAH 10 :23 says o Lord, I know that the way of man is NOT IN himself: it is NOT IN man that walketh to direct his steps. PROVERBS 22:15 says foolishness is bound up in the heart of a … more
 When we think of being number one, our minds will usually gravitate to academics, a sport, or some sort of athlete. We push very hard in this life to be number one at something. Notice I … more
Homemade snow cream doesn’t beat it.  Sledding down a hill on Bon Air Mountain can’t top it.  Even as much as I love making snow forts and having bruising snowball wars, I still … more
 “Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail?”  - Job 38:22 Sammie and I have many images on our phones that were taken … more
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