Faith
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 Why does the church exist?  What is the ultimate purpose of the church? Matthew 28 19-20. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the son and the … more
A young leader who lived many years ago was loved and admired greatly by his people. This particular young man was very passionate about serving the Lord and doing what was right. He became extremely … more
That deep orange circle of sun rapidly disappeared underneath the canopy line of trees. The edge of dark chasm between us and the sun only added to the gravity of the colorful spectacle before … more
         Recently our stinking cute granddaughter, Katie Grace, spent some time in Florida with her other grandparents, Ya-ya and Pop. Of course Nahnee and … more
We all have fond memories of a cool swim on a hot summer day, whether that day was this week or long ago. Whether you knew how to swim or felt more comfortable only wading, the one thing we … more
Years ago, our daughter, Stacia, had her foot crushed by a driver who ran her off the road while crashing into her car. She was a college student at the … more
“All you have to do is the impossible.” This is what voices in your head seem to scream in those first few moments of fatherhood. In the few hours of … more
How many people does God want to be baptized? In Acts 2:38 the Bible says Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized EVERY ONE OF YOU in the name of … more
“Clearly confused” would be considered an oxymoron. You know what an oxymoron is, don’t you? It’s a phrase that combines two words with opposite … more
Gary shocked me and complimented my Tennessee roots; here’s the story about how he did it.  Recently, when I was out of state, my vehicle picked up an unfamiliar passenger, a … more
There’s a scene from a popular movie from years ago where the entire family crashed past a road barrier in their car and were left stranded in the desert. It … more
Micah made his bold and resolute proclamation at the dinner table stating, “Dad, I would like to ride my bike without training wheels tonight.” Children often look forward … more
Some children seem to be born with a good sense of direction. Our son, for example, could give directions from the church to our home - almost two miles away … more
So here we are, America has reopened its economy. Businesses are firing back up, churches are reopening their doors, restaurants are providing in-person … more
He’s been surprising us since birth. Well, actually he started surprising us before he was born. My reference here is to our one and only son. Sammie’s … more
By Steve Qualls - Christpoint Church In life, the odds seem to fall into one of two categories. They’re either stacked against us, or the odds are on our side. Let me explain, if a young man … more
Playl's Ponderings - By Steve Playl Back in the days before COVID-19 changed the world we live in, Sammie and I drove to Wilmington, North Carolina, to see Katie Grace, the youngest of our … more
By Steve Qualls - Christpoint Church The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn’t my wife. That place was occupied by the one I call mother. Those arms held me tightly … more
Playl's Ponderings - By Steve Playl Katie Grace was on the phone. That’s always exciting. This time she sounded a bit tired and, perhaps, just a tad discouraged. “Where are you, K.G.?” I … more
Playl's Ponderings - By Steve Playl Sitting with the two females with whom I share my “safer at home” space, we watched the screen of my iPad and pretended we were actually - not simply … more
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