Letter from a donkey

December 7, 2017 Dear Brothers, Several weeks ago, I felt that the Holy Spirit was calling for our group to stop or slow down. I sought counsel on this and after much prayer and discussion decided to make this known. As I look back over these weeks it appears that doing that was correct but…

Question 1: The Prequel

“How often do you read the Bible?” That has been the question for the last few weeks. Well? Do you read it more? Do you read it less? Or do you read it about the same? Do you even read it at all? As we begin a study that will show us how to “Pray…

Thankful. Be Thankful!

“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” – Psalm 9:1-2 (NIV). There is no doubt about it, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Turkey, dressing,…

Question 1: The Sequel

The plan was to move on to Question #2 this week. That was my plan. Turns out, it’s not what God had planned. It has been a struggle all week to get started writing. Nothing was coming and that is a frustrating place to be. I decided long ago that I wouldn’t force anything, if…

Question 1

“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.” – Mahatma Gandhi Chances are, if you are reading this, you are a…

Stay the Path!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Cool temps and changing leaves just seem to invigorate after the heat and humidity of summer. But with the changes also comes the shorter daylight during the day. Well, we have to take the good with the bad. As I left the house around 530AM…

Perception, Perspective and the Church

Perspective and perception have been the topics for the last two weeks. The focus has been how they affect our lives in beneficial and not so beneficial ways. While perspective and perception affect us individually, it also affects us collectively. How is perspective and perception affecting the church, and specifically your church? “He said to…

Perspective & Perception

Since the topic from last week, Perspective, is continuing this week, I thought it only right to include my Pappaw Armstrong. Not only did he have a wooden leg, but he also had false teeth and wore glasses. I remember at a very young age thinking that my Pappaw had to be “put together” before…

Perspective

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow Our perspective effects every part of our lives. It determines what we think about people and situations, and it drives our attitudes and emotions. Perspective can lead us to think we are mistreated and a…

Visible/ Invisible?

This week’s email is from a text that James Vaughn sent out last Friday morning. He was able to take all the discussions and rabbit’s we chased and sum it up in a nugget of wisdom. If you have read this already, I ask you to read it again. If you haven’t read this, please…

Caution: Stone Blasting Zone

Travelling across this country can be an incredible experience. There is so much to see and the landscape changes drastically, especially if you head north and west. As you travel and see the wonder of God’s creation it is hard to believe that some think this is all random. For me, I can’t help but…

Same Call, Different Answer

How many of us have pretended to be something we’re not? All of us when we were younger probably played Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers or pretended to be an army soldier or astronaut. Innocent fun derived from the imaginations of children. It may even extend into adulthood when we have children, grandchildren or…