Giving to God

Giving to God

Feb 28

Since the first of the year, our church has been studying about giving to God.  Every Sunday we have received a sermon on giving.  All of the adult Bible classes have been focused on giving, studying from the book “Giving to God” by Mark Allen Powell. Throughout my life, I’ve heard a lot of sermons on money and giving.  They usually coincide with some new spending the church...

What do you feed?

What do you feed?

Feb 28

One night a young Cherokee warrior had a disturbing dream.  In his dream a white wolf and a black were in a vicious battle to the death.  Neither seemed to be able to get the upper hand over the other.  One moment it seemed the white wolf would be victorious, but the black wolf would somehow escape and turn the tables on his opponent.  Then when it seemed death was certain for the white wolf,...

The Giant Slayer

The Giant Slayer

Feb 21

In our most recent Bible study series, we’ve been looking back at Old Testament stories and discussing what we can learn about God from each of them.  I’m especially fond of the story of Goliath versus God.  I don’t know why we’ve called it “David and Goliath.”  It was God who defeated the giant. As we’ve gone through these stories, we’ve come to...

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

Feb 16

I wrapped a birthday present for my nephew tonight.  After I finished I showed it to Kim.  She gave a wonderful exclamation of praise and applauded my wrapping abilities.  Something suddenly occurred to me. Something that any good giver already knows…     A large part in giving the perfect gift is in the presentation.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Feb 07

One of my most prized possessions is my teddy bear.  His name is Dr. Theophilus, which means “friend of God.”  He was Kim’s gift to me upon completion of my doctorate.  Every morning when I get out of bed, I put Dr. Theophilus in the indention my head left in my pillow and then I pull the blankets up to his chin and tuck him in.  It’s silly, I know, but it means...