When people are hurting from loss, many try to encourage them by saying, "I will be okay. After all, remember Romans 8:28... 'God causes all things to work together for the good.'" (Pause) Those who go there frustrate me! Let me explain... Sometimes... in this life... everything may NOT be okay. Pain may not leave. We may NOT understand. Why? God isn't bound by days, weeks, months, decades, centuries, Read more [...]
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) That statement is upside down from this world's wisdom. Meekness begins when we put our trust in God. Then, because we trust him, we commit our way to him. We roll onto him our anxieties, or frustrations, our plans, our relationships, our jobs, our health. And then we wait patiently for the Lord. We trust his timing and Read more [...]
Imagine those in the Scripture who probably dealt with regrets... Adam for eating the forbidden fruit, Cane for killing Able, All those who didn't heed Noah's warning about the flood, David regarding adultery with Bathsheba and killing her husband, Jonah for not following God's call when first given, Judas for betraying Jesus, Peter for denying Jesus three times, Paul who arrested and killed Christians, Read more [...]
In Oxford, Alabama this is something parents don't want to hear. In fact, their city counsel temporarily passed an edict that people must use the bathroom based on the gender of their birth certificate (I guess that meant everyone must carry their birth certificate with them when they go shopping). I served as pastor of a congregation in Oxford for 11 years, so I know a little about the people and Read more [...]

On A New Foundation

May 4, 2016 — 3 Comments
Dave Simmons who discipled me once said, "You won't know how well you raised your children till they have raised THEIR children." Meditate on that as you read about a precious young couple serving Christ in Germany. Also, reflect on Paul's words from 2 Cor 10:16, "(That) we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence." (ESV) Taylor Read more [...]