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…

Is Your Fruit Showing?

One of the best things about summer is when the roadside stands are full of fresh fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes, okra, squash, corn, peppers and all other kinds of stuff. But for me, I love the fresh fruit, especially watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, etc. and yes, I realize that a tomato is technically a fruit. No…

Are You Living In Contrast?

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV). As a follower of Christ are you living your life in similarity with the world or in contrast? We are in the world but not of the world. There is…

You Never Know Where You May Go

It has been said that God created man in His image, then man returned the favor. How often do we try to put God in a box and limit what we think He will and won’t do? Yet, time after time He continues to show us that our rules and restrictions don’t limit Him. As…

Are You A Rolling Stone or Living Stone?

Having the opportunity to listen to a retiring pastor give a sermon on his last day of full time service is rare. But many of us had that opportunity this past Sunday with Brother Rufus Harris.  He preached out of Matthew 16 and titled the sermon, “On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand.” Jesus is…

The Thin Line That Divides Good and Bad

Are you a good person? Chances are, if we are asked that question, we would say we are. If you go to the Google and type in “quotes about being a good person,” you will get more quotes from famous and not so famous people about being a good person. Most say they are good…

Backed Up

There are some things that just go together. For example: Tom & Jerry, Soup & Salad, Salt & Pepper, Rock & Roll, Love & Trust, Willie & Waylon and of course, Bacon & Anything. I’m sure you can think of plenty of others. But what about things that don’t go together? Some things that don’t…

Sometimes It’s Good To Be The Donkey

Do you have a “Life Verse”? I have never felt the need to pick a life verse for myself. I mean, which one would you pick? How do you not pick John 3:16? What about Philippians 4:13 or Jeremiah 29:11 or Romans 8:28? Can you have more than one? Is it possible to be a life verse hoarder? But…