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I once had a leaking supply line under a sink cabinet at our house. We were not aware it had a small drip causing water to leak behind the cabinet, onto the wall, and under the flooring. What we … more
Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend a Community Prayer Event, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at White County Courthouse. Regardless of political or church affiliations, White Countians are … more
The woman on the opposite bench was barking orders on her cell phone loud enough for five counties to hear, all while parking herself 30 feet away on this perfect starry night.  If she had not … more
Katie Grace was on the phone with Nahnee when I interrupted to offer Papa greetings. “Hey Papa,” she drawled. “Congratulations on your graduation.” Earlier that afternoon, … more
 Two out of three seems like pretty good odds. That’s two chances to win out of every three tries, six out of every nine. That’s a 66 percent chance of getting it right. Two-thirds … more
Although we do not know the exact date it began, we do know that Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church was established in 1820.  It was founded at the arbor of trees called the Old Camp Ground now … more
Glancing around my office, I see chaos: coffee cups, paper clips, note pads, empty and crammed-full file folders, empty and half-filled boxes, overflowing trash can, papers stacked high and waiting … more
 Sometimes I hate it when she’s right.  At least, I dislike it in the short moment my heart is convicted and I have to apologize.  Yet, I am grateful for my wife’s … more
Steve Qualls, pastor at Christpoint Church in Sparta, and his wife, Tena, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to be a part of the National Prayer Walk. “Franklin Graham had organized a … more
 It destroys jobs, kills relationships, and causes isolation and failure, and it succeeds in distancing us from God. It challenges God’s sovereignty and washes down the need for … more
It was one of the most exhilarating moments in life, followed by three hours of disappointment. Yet, that moment illustrates perfectly our battle in life, especially mine as a father and … more
Some of the attributes that are attributed to God are omniscience (knowing all things), omnipotence (having all power) and omnipresence (being present in all places). Although I want to be more like … more
 The word holy is in the Bible 578 times. If things and people are holy, then they can be identified in and by the holy word of God. All humans are commanded to be holy as God is holy. I Peter … more
There’s an old familiar saying that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. Well one more certainty in this current life is its great uncertainty. We thought certain the year of 2020 … more
My darling Ashley and I have been married 16  years! I survey all the success God has given us raising four wonderful kids and enjoying wedded bliss.  I’m now reaching the age where … more
My favorite means of communication is face to face - and without a mask. When I interact with folks, I prefer to use as many of the senses as possible: facial expressions, especially smiles; tone of … more
A few years ago, I was in New Jersey and talking to a father of two beautiful small girls. I asked him if he was teaching his girls about God. He said NO.  His reason was that their minds were … more
 Years ago, I met this young lady on the first day of my new job. She exited her car, made her way across the parking lot and into the store. She approached the counter where I worked, and we … more
In Psalm 26 (ESV) the Psalmist sang about sinners having “evil devices” in their hands. He certainly was not referring to the electronic devices of our time, but most of us would probably … more
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