July 31, 2020

Fifty-six years after the end of the Civil War in America, a minister, George Swann, told this true story from slave days. 

"A middle age slave had risen by his worth into great esteem with his master. One day, being in the slave market with this master, he noticed an o...

July 30, 2020

Today, if you go to the bank to borrow money, you must sign a large number of documents in order to protect the institution from being exposed if you don't pay them back. There was a time not long ago when all this wasn't as necessary. People kept their word! 

In those...

July 24, 2020

Do you remember the old song by the title above? It is interesting that we say he is a "good" fellow. When called "good" Jesus asked the rich young ruler, "Why do you call me good? There is but one good, and that is God," ( Luke 18:19). 

Yet each of us like to...

(Job 2:10b), "Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?"

Many people think that believing in God protects them from trouble, so when calamity comes, they question God's goodness and justice. But the message of Job is that you should not give up on God because he al...

July 17, 2020

The Bible is absolutely full of important information we need to know as believers! One of the most interesting, at least to me, is the 139th Psalm! I could go on and on about the blessings this Psalm contains, but I would be doing you a disservice if I did anything ot...

July 15, 2020

I could have said, "How much of your life does God own? Or perhaps; how much of your life have you surrendered to the devil? The fact is; there is only 100% of your life available! What percentage of your life does each of the three I mentioned control. 

I feel sure we...

July 10, 2020

How hard it is to go backward! In my teen days, roller skating was actually popular! I was never good at skating but I did relish the feeling of freedom it engendered. But one thing I was loathe to do- skate backward! I don't remember even trying. I had enough problems...

July 8, 2020

I am reading a book written by George Swann. This work was written in 1921. Wow, thing have changed! The author speaks of being kind to your milkman, your washer woman, and your ice man. It's been a while!

But to the point. Swann pointed out that some people are unkind...

July 2, 2020

In order to receive the gift of life, one must believe the gift exists! Once there was an airplane in the process of going down. The crew gave everyone a parachute with quick instructions on how to use it. But there was a man who didn't trust the parachute to open, so...

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