BUILDING BRIDGES

An early segment of this construction involved the area at the Santa Maria River. It would become a major project that saw the erection of a new bridge and the demolition of an old one. It would be raised considerably, creating the necessity of new approaches and massive amounts of concrete around reinforcement steel toContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES”

BUZZARDS EVERYWHERE

The Wikieup Bible Church is located on the side of a hill overlooking the little town of Wikieup. Approximately five miles before one enters the town, you can spot the little church sitting all alone. It has remained a beacon in that town for many years. Interestingly enough, it is not always appreciated or endorsedContinue reading “BUZZARDS EVERYWHERE”

A TALL HEADSTONE

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8 Had you grown up where I did, one prominent headstone in the graveyard of St. Anne’s Church, Southampton, Bermuda would have caught your eye, just as it did mine. That churchyard, likeContinue reading “A TALL HEADSTONE”

A SCENIC CHANGE

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20 Yesterday Patsy and I decided to visit one of the churches that we have assisted in the past. Remembering our first visit to that church I allowed ourselves ample time for the one hundred twentyContinue reading “A SCENIC CHANGE”

A RIGHTEOUS WOMAN

The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7 Patsy and I were having lunch one day with a friend named Barbara when the principle of the verse Proverbs 10:7 began to touch my heart. “The memory of the righteous is blessed.” While we were eating with her, IContinue reading “A RIGHTEOUS WOMAN”

RUNNING A RACE

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Is there anyone out there that hasContinue reading “RUNNING A RACE”

AND WHO IS IMPORTANT

As a part of a group of ministers gathered for discussion and prayer, I found the subject of “Significant Ministries” quite interesting. I was intent on discovering what might be helpful to my own ministry. Suddenly, it dawned on me that the entire focus was on large churches with broad outreach ministries. I began toContinue reading “AND WHO IS IMPORTANT”

THE CHURCH IN YOUR HOUSE

Scripture is filled with “tidbit” thoughts that are often overlooked in our haste to move through the Word in an annual program and complete our reading in one year. Sometimes we read so hurriedly that we miss those tidbits. A friend decided, some years ago, to learn how to read fast and thus enable himselfContinue reading “THE CHURCH IN YOUR HOUSE”

SELF APPOINTED PROPHETS

“…holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.” Titus 1:9 When I first mentioned that phrase more than thirty years ago I was looked at as a negative individual, then I added the words, “with a churchContinue reading “SELF APPOINTED PROPHETS”