It’s Sunday morning, and for the first time in my lifetime (40 years), most churches across America are closed. Things have changed dramatically in one week. Last week, we were advised to limit gatherings to no more than 250 people. Today, our gatherings are limited to no more than 10. Because our church was not… Read More You ARE the Church
I was casually scrolling through Facebook when I saw it. It was an article detailing the sexual misconduct of Christian comedian, John Crist. And, I stopped. I read it. I looked down and noticed the very shirt I was wearing was an autographed “Check Your Heart” shirt I bought last December at a John Crist… Read More But For the Grace of God Go I….
The year was 1978. A man was recovering from knee surgery and was unable to work. With the help of financial aid, he began attending a technical school. His wife enrolled with him. They both hoped gaining a skill would help them find better paying jobs when he was able to work again. Times were… Read More The Abortion That Wasn’t
Disclaimer #1: The term ‘discipline’ as I use it here means: training that corrects, molds, or perfects mental ability or moral character; to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in self-control (from Merriam-Webster’s School Dictionary, 2015). I know spanking has become a hot-button issue for people, but this post is not to start… Read More Christian Parents, Please Stop Raising Brats
Here in Louisiana, we seldom have snow. So, when it is in the weather forecast, and the prediction holds longer than 15 minutes, we start to take it seriously. Most of us are indeed the social media memes you see…rushing to the store to stock up on necessities: bread, milk, and toilet paper so we… Read More Why Would Anyone HATE Snow?
Today, she would have been 67 years old. But, instead of celebrating in the usual fashion, I am left with memories of birthdays in the past. You see, my Mother passed from this life on November 14, 2017. Here is a picture of us celebrating her last birthday: December 3, 2016. Growing up, we… Read More Birthday Wishes
I remember the vibrant sounds of cicadas during summer evenings. The sound was unlike anything I had ever heard. It started slowly and quietly, and grew louder as more cicadas added their voices to welcome the evening hours. I was fascinated by them. While it was obvious by their sound that they were roosting nearby,… Read More The Sound of Cicadas
It’s summertime here in Louisiana. If you’re unsure what that actually means, here it is: it’s HOT. It’s extremely hot. A day in the high 90s actually feels like 110+. The humidity is unreal. That old adage, “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity”….well, nothing says, “Louisiana heat” like the humidity. As a lifelong resident,… Read More Thank You for Choosing Deo. Please Stop Stealing Mine.