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HEBREWS 11:1-3 SAYS now FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the evidence (surety) of things not seen. For by faith the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the … more
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I refer quite often to my childhood experiences. It just seems to bring light to the current situations we discuss in these articles. So, with that topic in … more
 Once upon a time, there was a princess named Katie Grace. She was with her mom at a rehearsal, with a couple of her princess dolls in tow, when a lady asked her, “Who’s your … more
 Fear.  Shock.  Grief. These are some of the emotions the people of the Upper Cumberland woke last March after violent tornadoes tore across communities in Middle Tennessee.  … more
Mothers have tremendous, essential, needful, and long-lasting responsibility and duty. FIRST, they have a duty to God. Who wants a godless mother? The need for a GODLY MOTHER is explained to  … more
 I must confess that some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman that wasn’t my wife. Of course I’m talking about my mother, and, yes, the carefree days of … more
President Joe Biden, as called on by Public Law 100-307 and like many presidents before him, issued a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer. “I … more
I was born in 1979, and Star Wars played a big part of my childhood.  With Ewoks on my lunchbox and Yoda on my shirt, I was a total Star Wars nerd.  That nerdiness expressed itself a few … more
Matthew 5:27-29,31,32 says ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt NOT commit adultery. But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed … more
 In the summer of 1988, we experienced one of the longest and worst droughts in memory. The entire summer season was crippled with higher-than-normal temperatures, and, to make matters worse, … more
“YES!” The one-word affirmative answer was bursting with unmistakable excitement, even though it was just one word, passed from a phone to a tower, bounced off a satellite to another … more
 I can remember being scared of a few things as a child, and some of those were locations such as an aunt’s and uncle’s house and both grandparents’ houses. When I was asked or … more
 God has given to man all he needs to have eternal life in heaven. All these can be ours through the wisdom and grace of God as explained in the Bible. II Peter 1:3,4 says according as his … more
Some folks attend church very faithfully - twice a year - Christmas and Easter. We call them “Holiday Christians.” As a pastor, I strongly encouraged folks to show up more often than on … more
 Growing up, my dad had a hard and fast rule for our home outfitted with one cordless phone, one corded phone, and one answering machine.  His rule was this: do not call our home from 8 … more
 Matthew 7:21-23 SAYS not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that … more
Just two guys headed back to ordinary. We really don’t know anything about them at all. The Bible doesn’t give a name to one, and the other is just as obscure. All we know about them is … more
It’s been a couple of thousand years since the first Easter. It’s been a long time since the stone was rolled and Jesus walked out of an empty tomb. We have celebrated thousands of Easter … more
Jeremiah 20:9 says Jeremiah said, I will not mention the Lord, nor speak any more in his name. But GOD`S word was in MINE HEART AS A  BURNING FIRE shut up in my bones, and I WEARY WITH … more
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
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