You’re in a pit and wondering if this is the place you’ll die. You must wait. They accuse and convict you. The slam the door. Nothing seems to be happening. You lost your last appeal and the lawyer wants his money. You must wait. You are scrubbing the floors in a corrupt palace where money more »
We remember “Jonah and the Whale,” but I’m intrigued by another much lesser character- An itty-bitty worm. “So Jonah was very grateful for the plant. But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered.” Jonah 4:7 Notice that it’s not 1000 worms. That would seem to be what more »
60 years most of them (I would claim) lagniappe something extra, but never promised. I could have found my resting place in 1983 as a log truck (sans lights), barreled down Hwy 165 in North Louisiana. I pulled onto the road, and for some odd reason on a moonless night, I hit the brakes as more »
Throughout most of the story, he is simply waiting for “the click” and that momentary ephemeral peace he craves.
Isn’t it inspiring when we see Forrest Gump running through the battlefield as bombs explode carrying his pal Bubba? We have to smile when we hear those simple, loving words, “Bubba was my best good friend, and even I know that ain’t just something you can find around the corner.” It’s true. Good best friends more »
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that we live in a time when society is trying its dead-level best to mute the voices of believers. With even greater frequency, we experience a fear of walking boldly with Christ. And what does walking boldly actually mean? Does it mean a fish decal on our car? more »
When I think I’ve got it bad, I remember Paul of Tarsus. I’ve had my opportunities to complain, but Paul always had it worse than me. Most theologians and historians agree that He was probably on the upper crust of the economic scale in the first century but then there was that Damascus road experience, more »
A friend of mine sent me a video yesterday that, at first, made me smile and then made me wince because I realized what kind of impact that it would have on my spiritually lost friends and family. The church can’t afford to be mockers at the expense of the next generation. There are plenty more »
5 Keys to Surviving the Storm It had been an especially difficult year for our church. A number of key long-standing members abruptly left our church in protest to the changes we had incorporated in our schedule in the hopes of reaching new people. At our monthly deacon’s meeting, we were discussing the issue when more »
Yesterday I had an opportunity to go to Wauchula Florida and participate in disaster relief. This was a great opportunity to see faithful Tennessee Baptists serving.