What difference does it make?

Theology matters Jesus asked Peter, “who do YOU say that I am?” There are many false Christs put forth but only one will suffice. All the others are useless. Who do you say Jesus is? “For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh….

Where Did America Go?

When you look at movies, sports, music and even politics, you always come to the question of “Where is ——–?” Someone is almost always called into remembrance and folks want to know that happened to them. Where did they go? Are they still alive? Our minds are turned to the glory of their lives and…

Did You Hit Your Target?

“I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth I know not where” from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Robin Hood never had that problem. He always hit his target. When I was a young adult, I became a Scoutmaster over a troop at our church. It was a new troop and…

Who Do You Love?

In the 1970s, there was a song put out by George Thorogood entitled “Who Do You Love?”. Rest assured this isn’t a song for the Sunday morning worship service. The lyrics border on the dark side. The natural world touts love in many ways. We have love pushed at us as a family, as boy…

Is Judgment Upon Us?

Our nation is 240+ years old. I have had the privilege of witnessing personally over 25% of the history of the United States of America. Some years ago, we were warned of several things that are coming to fruition today. We were warned of losing our rights and becoming a Socialist/Communist/tyrannical run country. We are…

Emblems and Emotions

Emblems and Emotions What Emblem moved you the most? In our lives we are faced with all kinds of Emblems. There are emblems for sports teams, automobiles, kitchen appliances, personal and professional organizations, nations and many other examples of emblems. There are good emblems and there are emblems that stand for evil. Emblems always are…

Me ‘n Y’all ‘n Thangs

How would you say it? When I was in college, in one of my philosophy classes, we studied a Jewish philosopher named Martin Buber. I wish everyone could study Buber and his treatise on human interaction called “I and Thou”. This explained how humans should iteract vs how they actually interact and how that causes…

Don’t Go Flingin’ No Cravin’

The first time I ever heard the phrase “done flung a cravin’..” was from a Jerry Clower record. He was talking about Marcel Ledbetter and Marcel’s cousin, Bully, and sardines in mustard sauce. Marcel said “Bully done flung a cravin’..”. My education was complete. As we go through life, we are all enticed by many…

Like the sands through the hour glass… time marches on.

Nothing gets a person to watch the clock like the end of a basketball game or some other deadline. I can remember watching basketball games at Heath High School and the clock winding down and it was as important as the play on the floor, it seemed. If we were ahead, it could not move…

Did you ever spend time in the Fun House?

I grew up in Western Kentucky and the large town there was Paducah. One of the favorite destinations in Paducah was Noble Park. This was a large area that was set up with pavilions for family gatherings, open area where folks would picnic on a blanket in the sun or in the shade, areas large…

I will sort my own marbles, please.

When I was young, I loved to play with marbles. I had a box full and beyond the playing marbles in the dirt with others, I made up various games to play that were akin to shuffleboard or bowling but played on a soft surface. I had many fun hours with these round pieces of…

Has my flight boarded yet?

Matthew 7:13-14 Contemporary English Version The Narrow Gate 13 Go in through the narrow gate. The gate to destruction is wide, and the road that leads there is easy to follow. A lot of people go through that gate. 14 But the gate to life is very narrow. The road that leads there is so…