Recently I heard someone refer to the movie "The Poseidon Adventure," not the remake but the original film that I remember going to the theater to watch in my early teens.
The highest form of worship is the expression of gratitude for God’s creativity, for His love, and His grace that redeems us from sin. Not only did Jesus teach us to love God completely but He commanded us “to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39).
The wildflower for today depicts an important truth, that is, righteousness is both vertical (to God) and horizontal (to our neighbor).
I first saw this wildflower along Interstate 16 from Macon to Savannah many years ago. Later I saw it along roadsides in our area. When rainfall is normal it blooms abundantly but because of the draughts of the past decade it is not as common as it once was.
One of the most frequently repeated verses in the Bible was first recorded by King David when the Ark of the Covenant was finally brought to Jerusalem.
I received a copy of the late Alex Trebek’s autobiography for Christmas. At one point in that volume, he was suggesting reasons for the popularity of the game show he had hosted for so many years, "Jeopardy." He believed part of it may be due to the fact that Americans tend to be so competitive
As I was thinking about the new year, I recalled the late columnist Lewis Grizzard and one of his lists of new year’s resolutions. In speaking of them, he said, “The secret of new year’s resolutions is making an easy list.”
The Hebrew people were under the rule of the Romans at the time of Jesus’ birth. There were soldiers everywhere “keeping order” so that Roman rule was preserved. If a soldier chose to assert his authority he could command any Hebrew to carry his equipment a mile. After doing his duty the Heb…
My parents tell a story about an occasion when they were a young married couple and visited my maternal grandmother. They were all watching a TV program or movie in which there was a fierce rainstorm.
Belated Happy New Year! Whew! It was like 2020 would never end! After this difficult past year, people are looking forward to the New Year with hopeful anticipation; surely 2021 has to be better than 2020. But does it?
Today is my parents’ 67th wedding anniversary. I had a hard time finding a good card this year to fully express my gratitude to them and to express my heartfelt sentiments of congratulations.
I moved from Nebraska while I was in the eighth grade. I had learned little about the “Civil War” because it was a sad event that happened “back East, before we Nebraskans became a state (1867).”
We are living in dark days. Civil unrest on the social side and cultural unrest on the political side. There are those bent on denuding the Constitution and moving us toward socialism; a philosophy that promotes a concept of “sharing the wealth,” but historically, wherever it is implemented results in sharing the poverty while powerful political puppeteers control the wealth.
Any form of separation or leaving a loved one is difficult. Today when our loved ones are leaving us, whether it’s losing them to death, or them moving to another state or out of the country, we try to hold on to every memory.
This article is not how I planned to begin 2021. Another prominent Christian leader has fallen. Like so many others, I was saddened when I became aware of the failure.
Now is the time of year when many churches will speak about a supposed “war on Christmas.” We will hear the phrases, “Keep Christ in Christmas,” and “There’s a Reason for the Season.”
Truly we can join the Psalmist and praise God saying, “Thou hast crowned the year with Thy bounty, and Thy paths drip with fatness (abundance)” (Psalm 65:11).
One day last week I was scrolling through my newsfeed on social media when I came upon an image that had been blocked with the warning message that it might contain violent or graphic material. When I saw who posted the photo, it didn’t make sense. This person is connected to a church I’ve visited a few times and I had frequently seen her posts online.
Christmas decorations – including at our house – have been put up early this year. It is as if we all need a little hope and celebrating to look forward to.
You have two choices: You can run for darkness when the light shines, or you can run to the safety of the light. What you do is based totally upon your personal desire.
As we now move fully into the holiday season, it will be interesting to see how much of that “spirit” we typically associate with this season gets manifested this year.
“And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.” (Luke 15:16) Do you remember the setting of this verse?
For all practical purposes, it appears the election of the next president is over. Some are rejoicing, some are lamenting. What should be the response of believers to these things?
Where are we in America today? After 20 years of divisive politics we now are (to no one’s surprise) in the midst of the most divisive election this country has known, in my lifetime at leas
Christ is love; Christ is forgiving; Christ is patience; Christ is kind; Christ is empathy; Christ is unity; Christ is peace; Christ is joy; Christ is happiness; Christ is compassion; Christ is inclusive; Christ is justice. Jesus in his time on earth exhibited all of these characteristics.
Psalm 46:10a reads, “Be still, and know that I am God; . . .” Be still. That is easy to say, but does God realize the noises that surrounds me every day? Overhead we hear the rumble of passing aircraft. Add to that the trucks shifting gears to climb the surrounding hills, sirens from emergen…
Last week my column was written pre-election; this week’s article post-election. It appears that Joe Biden is the clear winner, though there seems to be some question and perhaps legal appeals concerning the sudden appearance of ballots that were exclusively cast for the democratic candidates in each race.
Proverbs 22:3 can easily be applied to the wildflower we examine today: “A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
Matthew 5:5 reads, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” I have chosen this verse because the wildflower today is a lowly short-lived wildflower.
There is a plethora of sites on social media where the participant has the opportunity to answer some questions and then they are told which Hollywood character or actor they are most like. For the most part I guess this is a harmless pastime, but I have to wonder if it reveals a dangerous trend.