The seriousness of sins

The seriousness of sins

When we go to the movies, it is often fairly easy to identify the villain. Darth Vader is tall, dressed all in black and force-chokes anyone who gets ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


You absolutely cannot outgive God

You absolutely cannot outgive God

Jamin (our son number six) relayed to his mother a feel-good story on Tuesday of this week.Jamin is entering his second year of law school at Liberty ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


‘Church Weeds’: The parable of the weeds

‘Church Weeds’: The parable of the weeds

Matthew 13: 24-30No matter how hard I try, every time I plant my flowers and vegetable plants I get weeds growing in them not long afterwards. I try t...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Encountering the truth

Encountering the truth

There is an aspect of my coming to surrender my life to Christ as an adult on which I have had few occasions to speak in the past, yet it played a tre...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Reconnect – Keep it up

Reconnect – Keep it up

One of the joys of writing a column is receiving feedback from the community. It’s a blessing. But I’m beginning to notice something. Near...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Dream messages no malarkey

Dream messages no malarkey

I slammed on the brakes. The bird jumped onto the hood of my car and staggered a bit before collapsing. “It’s hurt,” I wailed as it ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Celebrating 45 years of service to the community

Celebrating 45 years of service to the community

2017 is an exciting year for our Agency as we celebrate 45 years of service to our district.The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) was established...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Rediscover – Step out of the darkness

Rediscover – Step out of the darkness

Shadows are dark shapes that appear on a surface when someone or something moves between the surface and a source of light.You are the surface. Your s...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Jesus is the smartest man I know

Jesus is the smartest man I know

My dad, Carroll, was a lovely man. He could be stern and hardnosed with my brothers and me, for sure, but, otherwise, he was a good dad to us, and kin...

July 13th, 2017 |  


How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

Have you ever planted a garden? There is a lot of work to growing a garden of flowers or vegetables. You have to dig up the soil, plant the seeds or p...

July 13th, 2017 |