Things We Learn From Children

  Here’s another one I wrote for “Parenting Points.” Here’s the link to the original. Hope you enjoy. Let me know in the comments. *** As I was pumping gas earlier this week, and taking note of the “summer surge” in gas prices, I was reminded of a conversation I had with my daughter about a year ago. It made me smile. On the morning … Continue reading Things We Learn From Children

Do as I say, not as I do

This is an article I wrote for the Parenting Point column in Anniston/Gadsden Christian Family magazine. You can visit that site here. *** If you watch television, you may have seen the series of commercials where adults begin to act exactly like their parents. While humorous, the commercials ring true. That’s what makes them funny. At some point, most of us begin to assume certain … Continue reading Do as I say, not as I do

Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore

As we start a new study series in small group, I am resuming (hopefully) the habit of posting online more often. We’ll see how that goes. Today, we started a study of Ecclesiastes. It is an interesting book written in a much different manner than the rest of the Old Testament that surrounds it. Attributed to Kohelet—which is alternately translated as preacher, teacher or the … Continue reading Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore

Hate thy neighbor: Faith in an election cycle

If there is one scripture in the secular political bible, it is “hate thy neighbor.” The result of generations of identity politics is a nation divided—exactly as intended. For people of faith, the role we should play in the American political scene has never been more confusing and, to many, never been as important. No matter which spot you occupy on the political spectrum, a … Continue reading Hate thy neighbor: Faith in an election cycle

The Ex Leper

On Thursday, people around the country will gather in a feast celebration. Originally, Thanksgiving was celebrated in the United States and Canada to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Other countries have their own traditions of celebrating the harvest. In the … Continue reading The Ex Leper

Revelation: The Millennial Kingdom and Final Judgment

Last week, we discussed the wedding in Heaven and we talked about how the customs of a Jewish wedding compare to our relationship with Christ. At the end of chapter 19, we read about the return of Christ—the groom—and the defeat of the armies of the beast. We hear so many stories about armageddon and the final big war, but this final conflict is over … Continue reading Revelation: The Millennial Kingdom and Final Judgment