The Ten Commandments of Social Media

Facebook and Twitter are not the places to air veiled grievances against another. Always check Snopes.com before re-posting. Just because you think it does not mean you have to post it. Chill. You are not required to be offended daily. Do not use social media to demean others. Do not post pictures you wouldn’t show…

Leaving Behind True Riches…

I never knew him, but I baptized his daughter. I never knew him, but I baptized his grandson. I never knew him, but I baptized his great-grandson. Jack Smith died this morning, but he left a legacy of faith. To live 90 years is an accomplishment in itself, but a person can live 90 years, earn…

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The purpose of the National Day of Prayer is to call every American to personal repentance and prayer for our families,…

“I Want to Talk to a Person!!!”

A few weeks ago, we had a problem with our internet service at the church office. Our building is located in a kind of “no man’s land” where we are limited to only one internet service provider – our phone company. We found it difficult to upload anything and our download speeds were barely, just barely above…

It Hurts Enough to Moan…

The well-dressed traveling salesman walked up to the dilapidated fence, stepped through the open gate, and paced swiftly toward the porch carrying a large brown suitcase. The old farmer sat in a rocking chair watching the young city slicker as he approached, the young man’s eyes darting side to side taking in the scene from what must have looked like a movie from the 50s. His well-polished…

I Wait for You Every Day…

Excerpt from Kyle Idleman’s “40 Days to Lasting Change” – “A friend of mine told me about an elderly man he knew who could no longer take care of himself and whose family made the difficult decision for him to live in a nursing home. Every Sunday afternoon the man’s daughter and her husband and…