One Word to Purge in 2018
Giving Thanks One Week Early
Edith Lovejoy Pierce said, “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and it’s first chapter is New Year’s Day.” (www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/new-year).
My goodness, we’re already into chapter 10! What words have you already placed onto your blank pages?
I want to point us to a word that we should avoid,
Shall We Gather at the River?
“Thirty Days of Thanksgiving” kicked off on November 1, and I’ve been reading with interest people’s Facebook postings sharing what they are thankful for. What did we ever do before social media?
We are a blessed people. How often we complain about what we don’t have instead of giving thanks for what we do have!
Show me your ways; teach me your paths
While visiting in my office last October, I had the privilege of leading a man named Andy to receive Jesus Christ as His Savior.
July 4th tradition continues to inspire
Every year, hundreds of hikers spend time on the Appalachian Trail, the almost 2,200 mile path that stretches across 14 states from Georgia to Maine.
Summer time meant summer jobs
Take an enthusiastic dose of red, white, and blue, then add a large heaping of heat and humidity, and you have a good representation of the 2016 edition of the Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10K held every July 4th in Atlanta.
Counsel for the new seminary graduate
The old song goes “Summer Time and the Livin’ is Easy” but for some of us, summer time meant summer jobs and earning some money. When I was in fifth or sixth grade, I put a sign up in two convenience stores near our neighborhood that read, “Will Mow Lawns in Allenwood. Call David at ________.”
Brazil mission trip nets 1055 decisions for Christ
My son Jonathan is graduating from seminary Saturday, May 21. We’re proud of his accomplishment and anxious to see where God opens a door of service.
Father’s Day brings back memories of my dad
For the third year in a row, two Fayetteville churches travelled to Brazil and joined Brazilian Baptists in a massive effort to share the Gospel. This year’s trip concentrated on Joacaba and Idaial, Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil.
Former Minnesota Twin Harmon Killebrew died May 17, 2011. The Hall of Fame slugger, 11th on baseball’s all-time home run list with 573, once shared, “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say ‘you’re tearing up the grass.’”