The Old Guard

It is the end of the day. The Old Guard resign their station, and the new guard marches forth. We pass. His eye is dim; his natural strength abates, yet as sight and strength dim, his faith and wisdom are perfected. I'll never forget him.He taught me so much, and still teaches. He continues to …

Revisit My Church

Church does not need redefined, it needs revisited... literally. Walk through the doors, be in your place, worship God.What is it that identifies you spiritually? Is it your friendliness, your common courtesy to your fellow-man? Perhaps it's your diligence, or studiousness, or strict adherence to the code of conduct of your sect? Is it your …

You Don’t Say

While writing a message this past week, I  was astonished to find that there are some things God did not honor with a mention in the Bible. Now, I understand the importance of every word God speaks, and I feel that there is also something to be learned from what he refrains from speaking. You …

The Artist

Today I learned of the passing of a dear friend from the obituaries in our local newspaper. He was an inspiration to me from the first day I met him, and though he could have easily been a critic, he chose instead to encourage. Today I say my goodbye to 'The Artist'.That's the only name …

Step Out

"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:5-8)When you hear 'progressive' you are …

Step Up

"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:5-8)Everybody loves kids. Their immaturity, energy, …

The Next Step

"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in …