Fairview Church of Christ        Oxford, AL

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10 & 2

Posted By on January 11, 2014

10 & 2. That is where they say your hands should be when driving down the road. Your head should be on a swivel. You look ahead at the traffic coming towards you. You look through the rearview mirror, then the right, then the left side mirrors. When coming to an intersection, even if you have the right of way, you take heed to the other vehicles, making sure they are not going to pull out in front of you, or just not stop at all.

This is called defensive driving, and if used properly, it will keep you from making what was previously a gorgeous day, into a very bad one. (more…)

Walk Honestly

Posted By on January 7, 2014

In the Gospel of John chapter 13 and verse 35,Jesus tells his disciples (and by extension us) how to let the world know that we belong to him.

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”

This is a really easy passage of scripture to memorize. If you do not already have it as one of your goto verses, it is a good one to put there. Memorizing scripture is a very good way for us to battle the temptations of this world, but we need to know how to actually accomplish that scripture, or apply it when necessary.

My question to you: Do you know what it takes to have brotherly love?

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Veterans Day

Posted By on November 10, 2013

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. This is a day to honor all of the men and women who have spent a portion (if not all) of their lives serving this country and protecting our rights. I am extremely thankful!

Friday, was a day like any other for me. I woke up, went to work then went to watch our Oxford Yellow Jackets take on Tuscaloosa County in the first round of the State Playoffs. As I stood and covered my heart while Curry Cates did a great job singing the national anthem; I could not help but feel extremely blessed to be here at this place, at this time. It was a struggle to hold back tears of gratefulness, thinking of the men and women who have given their lives for me and my family. (more…)

HARMLESS

Posted By on November 6, 2013

In Philippians the second chapter and verse 15, Paul tells the Philippians that they should be blameless and harmless.

Christ told his disciples that they should be harmless as doves in Matthew 10:16.

This same Greek word is used in Romans the 16th chapter and verse 19, when the Romans are exhorted to be “simple” when it comes to evil. The meaning of this word is: not wanting to do wrong. To be sincere, guileless.

Basically it means to have the disposition, personality trait or characteristic to not want to cause anyone harm.

This does not necessarily come natural to us. Just think about the last time you were driving down the road and someone pulled out in front of you; causing you to slam on your breaks, then drive 15 miles under the speed limit, only to turn again about a mile down the road! If you are anything like me, you do not have the disposition to be harmless at that moment!

Being harmless takes work, even practice…

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Around and Around…

Posted By on March 15, 2013

That first day we woke up early, assembled the men and began to walk. We walked, not saying a single word, hearing only the blare of trumpets behind us. I could tell the men were excited and ready!

The second day we again rose early and began our trek. The warriors with me were anxious, but still they spoke not a word. The sounds of feet hitting the dry soil was a beat to the trumpets as the horns made their noise of exultation.

The third day, the men obeyed the word of the Lord and kept their silence as we trudged in a great circle. They were not as quick to accomplish their route as they had been the previous days, but I understood. The dust we stirred up by our constant pounding, gave the trumpets sound a visible presence. It was almost as if God’s fingers moved out towards the city trying to grab hold of it.  (more…)

My Better Half

Posted By on February 8, 2013

I have a better half.

I met me wife on a sunny day in September of 1985. You can find a narrative of that story hear: Stupefaction (don’t ask me why I named it that… and no, it is not a word, I know…). I don’t know if there is another man that can be blessed as much as I am today.

Have you, or have you ever heard, someone talk bad about their spouse?  I have heard it many times. You know what I’m talking about. Such things as, “My old lady makes me so mad! She does (this) or She says (that).” Through my 25 years of marriage, I have heard more trash talking from husbands and wives about their partners… It really saddens me.

Love is something that you have to work on. It doesn’t come easy. I would be the first to admit, when I first saw Christi I was smitten. But our relationship is so much more than natural feelings. It is work. (more…)

Love Is Work

Posted By on February 3, 2013

 

After reading this wonderful post by my good friend Becky Preston, I was inspired to add another entry to my own blog. Before reading mine, I really encourage you to read her’s. You can find it here: Holding Hands

From a very young age I made it very clear to my boys, that they should never put me in a position to choose between them and their mother, for they would lose every time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my boys. Tim, is tenderhearted and hilarious, with a very strong sense of loyalty. Dustin is devoted, with a dry sense of humor and just absolutely can’t stand it when someone makes his momma upset. Caden is sweet, loving and VERY much a momma’s boy.  I can not imagine my life without them, but that is just it, one day that is exactly what will happen.

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New Year

Posted By on January 1, 2013

As Christi and I sat in the comfort of our home bringing in the New Year, I couldn’t help but wonder what the big deal is. Paul told the Corinthians in his first letter to them, to take heed, lest they fall (10.12). Everyday should be about renewal and if we wait for the beginning of the New Year to bring about that change, we very well may be making it harder on ourselves.
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I am Thankful!

Posted By on November 22, 2012

I am frustrated.

I am lost.

I want to go fishing. (more…)

Listen

Posted By on April 6, 2012

It has been my experience, that most conflicts between loved ones, are a result of bad communication.  (more…)