When Jesus visited His hometown to proclaim the good news of His Kingdom offer to His own, Mark says in his gospel that Jesus “could there do no mighty work…and He marveled because of their unbelief.” (Mark 6:5,6) That’s a staggering thought: that those who had watched Jesus grow from childhood to adulthood, the extraordinary son ofContinue reading “Satan’s Masterpiece”
Category Archives: November blogs
Every one of us has walked up to the valley of the shadow of death with a loved one, hoping, praying, trusting God to deliver our cherished friend or family member from death’s domain, believing assuredly that God can do whatever He chooses; that God answers prayer; that all matters including life and death areContinue reading “Divine Healing”
Before I was married August 14, 1965, I penned the following Thanksgiving “card” to my fiancée, Ellen Martisha Beshears, and, having recently come upon it again, I thought it still apropos for Thanksgiving, 2020. It was a 2-phase poem, a prayer and a promise: A Prayer: O thank You, Lord, for every gift That lifeContinue reading “Thanksgiving 1964”
“Not old, just older!”
She was one of those rare individuals that cross the pages of one’s life, making you and all others who were known by her richer for having been touched by a woman not cut from common cloth as it were but from a fabric both beautiful and resilient and life enriching. Effie was what weContinue reading ““Not old, just older!””
In For the Long Haul!
Warning: This post is of a personal nature; and, while I do not like to write about myself, I do want to glorify God by sharing with you and any interested readers something of His goodness to me and my family in allowing me to pastor fifty years. A friend recently asked, “How could you pastorContinue reading “In For the Long Haul!”
Steady Does It!
An Italian envoy floated into a Stockholm port on an official visit and, observing a stately, ornate building at water’s edge, assumed they had found the palace whereupon they announced their arrival with a 21-gun salute. One can only imagine the embarrassment when the visitors were informed that they were docked in front of what wasContinue reading “Steady Does It!”
If there is one thing in the world that might destroy you, it is the pandemic germ common to mankind that took Adam and Eve out of the garden after it had forfeited Lucifer from his exalted angelic position over angels. It is the sin of pride and it got Haman hanged and Pharaoh drowned, andContinue reading “Watch Yourself!”
Here is an article written by my friend John Aker, former pastor and current Healthcare CEO, on Wednesday, following the Presidential election. I think you will appreciate it, so I send it along with John’s permission. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to comment or to receive future posts on his The Forward Edge of Battle Area installments: DearContinue reading “Aker Blog”
Your Body and You
David said, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made….” (Ps. 139:4). The more we learn about these bodies given to us for “tabernacles” on our earthly pilgrimage, the more we appreciate just how truly wonderful they are! Your heart is a perfect pump; the nervous system has never been equaled by anyContinue reading “Your Body and You”
The Power of 1
“By the grace of God, I am what I am,” the Apostle Paul, church planting evangelist par excellence, said of himself, humbly, in I Cor. 15:10 just after confessing that he was least of all the apostles and not worthy to be called an apostle; yet, he was what he was! And, so are you! YouContinue reading “The Power of 1”