Pancakes

We just spent a vacation at Myrtle Beach and I tried to spend some time writing ideas for messages, blogs and such, waiting for God to point me in whatever direction He had in mind, and when He did I admit I was a bit confused, but here goes. Pancakes. Yep, pancakes. The highway here... Continue Reading →

Poker Table

From the first time I heard the word, perspicacity, I was intrigued by it, because it encompasses several important abilities that we as followers of Christ should either possess or strive to posses. The simple definition is keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. The way it was presented to me was simply understanding... Continue Reading →

I Am Free

  When I left for work this morning, it was grey and raining, still a bit dark, a normal Tennessee winter morning.  First driver I encountered ran a stop sign with no headlights on, and I don’t mean he slowed down. He just went straight through.  Within a mile or so, a tractor trailer pulled... Continue Reading →

Faith

 The book of Hebrews tells me that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, and although I heartily accept the badge that denotes me as a person of faith I have to be honest and admit that just like most of us, my faith tank needs topping off... Continue Reading →

Light

 "I suppose that, the nearer we get to heaven, the more conscious we shall be of our imperfections.  The more light we get, the more we discover our own darkness.  That which is scarcely accounted sin by some men, will be a grievous defilement to a tender conscience.  It is not that we are greater... Continue Reading →

The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit." Way back in the early 80’s, having just returned from serving in the military, freshly divorced and... Continue Reading →

Birds of Pray!

In 1976 I found myself stationed at RAF Bentwaters Air Force Base in the U.K. On this particular day I was working at the end of the runway where we were checking our fighter jets for one last time before takeoff.The base was close to the English Channel so seagulls were an ever present reality, as was the threat they... Continue Reading →

Detours

  Several weeks ago I had a chance to go over to Maryville and visit an old friend on a Saturday, the leaves were still full of fall color, a light breeze was shimmering those left in the trees and the fallen ones danced on the road in front of me.  It was a beautiful sunny... Continue Reading →

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