I am Thankful, I think?

I am Thankful, I think?

It amazes me how there are times when you can get away with certain sayings or ways of thinking where at other times it is met with cynical rebuttals.  This time of the year it is fully acceptable to offer thanks for what you have or for persons in your life.  Other times of the…

A Perspective on Thankfulness

A Perspective on Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is only a few short days away. Are you ready? I don’t mean the food preparation, or cleaning the house- How’s your outlook? Isn’t it so easy to focus on every little thing that goes wrong or just doesn’t live up to our expectations? If you are like me, at any given point in…

Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation

If you didn’t know, October is Pastor’s Appreciation Month.  My reason for bringing this up is not so I can receive notes of thanks.  Nor is it because I am vying for acknowledgment of the pastors on the pastoral staff with which I am a part.  While I do think they deserve thanks for their…

Remember

Remember

There are a few days in our lives that we remember very well.  Wedding days, births of children, and days that dreams come true!  Another day that we will always remember is when a tragic event occurs in our lives.  And when this event affects an entire nation, it links that nation together with a…

A Day of Thanksgiving

A Day of Thanksgiving

In 1789, the first United States Congress asked the first U.S. President, George Washington, to issue a proclamation for a national day of thanksgiving. The Revolutionary War was over, the colonies had obtained their independence, yet this young nation was not yet fully united. On October 3, 1789, in an attempt to unite the country,…

Frenemies

Frenemies

There are certain words that just don’t go together. Alone, they have potency and meaning, but when used in tandem, they seemingly negate each other. Like an acid and a base, left alone they each retain their independent properties, but when mixed, they neutralize each other. Now, in literature, this type of device is used…

Marks of a Mature Believer (Part 3)

Marks of a Mature Believer (Part 3)

Today is the third and final installment of our little mini-series looking at the marks of what makes up a mature believer. To recap part 1 and part 2, we’ve seen from Colossians 1:9-11 that… A mature Christian knows biblical true (1:9a) A mature Christian applies biblical truth (1:9b) A mature Christian desires to please the Lord…

“A Perfect Fit?”

“A Perfect Fit?”

“You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.” (Haggai 1:6) When I was in elementary school my mother…

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids

My children love Sour Patch Kids.  I have never really understood the passion for this sugar-infested treat.  But I have witnessed large bags of Sour Patch Kids decimated in just a few moments.  If you have not been so privileged to be introduced to this learned indulgence, it is an incredibly tart chewable encasing several…