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So you want to go to heaven…

Posted By on June 16, 2017

So there’s a guy named Johnny. Johnny is a pretty busy guy. Johnny has a family, Johnny has friends, Johnny has a job, and Johnny has things that he likes to do. Like I said, he’s a busy guy. Moreover, Johnny really wants to go to heaven, so Johnny even spends time going to church at least once a week. Johnny goes to church for the one to three hours a week, enjoys talking to some of the church friends and family, and then goes back home and to work to try and do his best the rest of the time when Johnny is with friends or family doing the things he likes or sometimes doesn’t like to do. Like I said, Johnny really wants to go to heaven. Or so he thinks.

You see, Johnny goes to church, but the rest of the 165 hours in a week, spends more time with people not in the church than with people in the church. Johnny takes the moments he has free to spend time with some coworkers, to pick up an extra job to pay for some nicer toys, or to just do things he likes to do leisurely. However, Johnny rarely takes the time to spend time with some of the people from church. He doesn’t try and hang out with them on free occasions, he doesn’t try and have a Bible study with them when he has time, and he almost never goes out of his way to see them. So even though Johnny thinks he really wants to go to Heaven, his actions seem to indicate otherwise. I mean, if Johnny really wanted to go to Heaven, why doesn’t he enjoy or pursue spending time with the people he’s going to be spending eternity with in Heaven? (more…)

Are You Sure?

Posted By on June 10, 2017

What if one day you realized everything you ever believed was wrong?
flat earth

Such a thing would be equivalent to finding out the earth was round instead of flat. This is not too far fetched. There is such a thing as the Flat Earth Society. These individuals believe that a round earth is a hoax that has been perpetuated on the public for various reasons. Anyone that has espoused space travel is involved in a conspiracy. The United States and Russia were so heavily involved with winning the Space Race, “that each faked their accomplishments in an attempt to keep pace with the other’s supposed achievements (Frequently Asked Questions – The Flat Earth Wiki).” (more…)

God’s Grace

Posted By on June 3, 2017

biblePaul’s epistle to the Romans. Wow! What an amazing letter. In the Roman letter, Paul seeks the occasion to refute a rumor pertaining to his view and handling of God’s grace. The theory of God’s grace is being perverted today just as much as it was in Paul’s day. An examination of Rom. 3:1-8 reveals the heart of this perversion. In Paul’s day, some were arguing (wrongly) that man’s unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly. Therefore, the unrighteous do God a service in their unrighteousness. Therefore, God is unjust in bringing His wrath upon the unrighteous since they do Him a service. Again, in Rom. 6:1, some had concluded that sin was really bad, but grace was really, really good, so much so that grace was twice as good as sin was bad. Therefore, they conclude, let us sin abundantly so that we might receive a double portion of God’s grace. Paul’s reply to such a perverse theory: “God forbid!” (more…)

One Ounce At A Time

Posted By on May 27, 2017

Marty HikeMy brother-in-law Marty is an outdoor sports enthusiast. Along with endurance running, he has hiked 148+ miles of the Appalachian Trail that begins at Springer Mountain, Georgia and ends 2200 miles north at Mount Katahdin, Maine.

We were discussing his hiking adventures and I asked him about his backpack; how he packed it and what all he took with him on these overnight trail hikes. I’ve seen his backpack loaded up and I was curious about the amount of difficulty there was for carrying such a bulky item for such a long and dangerous trek. He told me it was all about weight. Every single ounce matters. (more…)

Faith That Defies Logic

Posted By on May 22, 2017

https://goo.gl/maps/thhMouwyvwyOne particular day we (me and my dad) were walking with my uncle Allen and my best friend Wayne (cousin, I had one on every block). The Rincon branch flowed through the town and along the property of my uncle William. The water reminded me of the color of tea: however, you could still see clear to the bottom easily seeing the minnows and crawdads. Lots of children played in this area. A pool had formed naturally at this spot. This day the branch had swelled as we were graced earlier with a rain shower.

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The Nature of The Church – The Bride of Christ

Posted By on February 23, 2016

fairviewOne might ask, “What is the nature of the church?”
I think this is a very good question to ask, and one that most people do not know the answer to. I also think the best way to address this question, is to first point out what the church is NOT. 
  • The church is NOT just some building that we go to every Easter and Christmas.
  • The church is NOT a place for recreation.
  • The church is NOT a place for socializing.
  • The church is NOT a dating facilitator.
So, then a person might ask, “How do you know the church is not supposed to be these things?”

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Perspective Is The Key!

Posted By on February 22, 2016

fogOur attitude upon studying (even reading) God’s word is going to be the sum total of what we get out of it. So many times we are looking for something in particular; maybe an answered prayer, or divine direction of a path we need to take, that we don’t, or can’t see what is right in front of us! Our perspective is skewed and we see only what we want to see.

Let’s look at the warning James gave us, that shows how we can defeat our own purposes when we go to God in prayer, simply by our attitude!

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Brokenhearted

Posted By on January 17, 2016

broken heart

Someone you hold dear to your heart dies. It doesn’t matter who it is; husband, father, wife, grandmother, son or daughter, It is never easy. As a matter of fact it is just downright hard!

You are left with the memory of their life.  The sound of their voice will forever remain in your ears. Their smell will come upon you and even sometimes it might seem as if they are still right there, next to you, sharing a touch, smile or even a laugh!

It is up to you, to bring your life back into some type of normalcy, even though a person that was dear to your heart in every way, is no longer with you.

How can this be done? What kind of direction can we find to guide us on our daily path, with a hole in our heart? (more…)

What was I thinking?

Posted By on October 21, 2015

Catherine

Through the years, my sister and I have been your typical siblings. WeCatherine1‘ve loved and we’ve fought. I will admit the majority of the issues we have had down through the years have been a result of me not knowing when to stop. I will also admit that I love her dearly.

You see the picture to the left? That smile? Well, that smile is what I think of, when I think of her.

So many times I have looked back on my days as a pesky little brother and thought, “What was I thinking? Why did she forgive me for that?”

My Aunt Bernadette wrote me some wise words that I want to share…

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Christi’s Albino Chicken

Posted By on January 19, 2014

Let me tell you about the first time my lovely bride cooked for me…

Actually she cooked for me and her daddy, but I like to tell everyone it was her first meal for me…

We were still in the dating stage of our relationship, and for some reason Christi’s mother was out of town. So, Jane wrote some very detailed instructions on how to cook fried chicken. At some point in the process, Christi got confused by the instructions. Very clearly it says, pour oil in the pan half way full. What it didn’t say was heat the oil before placing the battered chicken in the pan…

Needless to say, the cool oil washed all of the batter from the skin of the bird parts. So…

Christi calls me in there (I’m not a Southern Belle and have no idea how to cook fried chicken) and asks me what I think… I say, well maybe she meant to fill the bottom of the pan half way; you know, just barely put oil in the pan?

Needless to say, not even her daddy (who if you know Wayne, you know he will not turn down any food) would eat, what we have since then labeled, Christi’s Albino Chicken…

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