Beneath the cover

It is a well-known saying, “Never judge a book by its cover.”  Clearly that phrase is about going deeper.  The substance or depth of a book can’t be seen on the cover or even in the first few pages.  One must take the time to read and comprehend the volume of thoughts contained within the many pages of the book.  Without the time invested, it’s impossible to intelligently discuss, review, or evaluate the book.  Of course, that phrase applies to more than just books. READ MORE

Too busy for church!

You will notice the title is not a question.  For many, there is no question.  The lives of most church members make that statement each Sunday morning.
Recently, I posted a couple of articles that addressed the issue of “church attendance” on my Facebook page and I found it interesting that both garnered similar responses.  The first article, A Plea to Pastors: Don’t Cancel Church on Christmas, asked pastors to open their church on Christmas Day.  If you recall, Christmas 2016 fell on a Sunday.  READ MORE

Lessons from the Storm

Well, it’s certainly been a while since I’ve blogged. Over the past year so many things have changed in my life and blogging just took a backseat . . . but then . . . I came across something that caught my attention.
The title of the article or blog found on the website “” was/is:
Dear Christians, Stop Saying “Everything Happens for a Reason”
If you would like to read the entire blog, here is the link:
Dear Christians, READ MORE

Truth AND Love

Recently, a news story grabbed my attention . . . and broke my heart.  John Gibson, a 56-year-old pastor and professor at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was found dead on August 24, 2015.  Mr. Gibson took his own life because his name was one of the 30 million names leaked by hackers of Ashley Madison, the website created for people seeking extramarital affairs.  Heart broken, Christi (the widow of John Gibson) stated, “What we know about him is that he poured his life into other people, READ MORE

Persecution in America . . . really?

Recently, a friend of mine brought a particular blog to my attention.  She asked for my opinion and I thought I would share them here.  I know there is a show entitled, “Dog with a blog.”  I guess this would be “blogging on a blog.”
The original blog dealt with the issue of persecution.  The title:  “Real vs. Fake Christian Persecution: how you can spot the difference.” I WOULD REQUEST – Please read the original blog before reading my thoughts. READ MORE

Which side of the Line? “Culture” or “The Lord”

Last week, I blogged for the first time in a long while.  You might have noticed that I stayed away from the “homosexual marriage” firestorm that was everywhere, but the temptation to get involved in the debate was tempting.  OK, I admit.  I fell for it once on Facebook.  My comments were not well received nor was the outcome what I hoped for.  I realize that for me and my family, the day is quickly approaching that I will be labeled a bigot and a homophobe because I follow the Word of God.  READ MORE

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