REASON FOR REJOICING

An angel appeared and spoke to them. It is imperative that we understand that what takes place, according to the record of Matthew, follows the events of the previous days.  Jesus had been crucified, and every precaution possible had been applied to guarantee that His body could not be removed.  There was even the expressionContinue reading “REASON FOR REJOICING”

FIGHTING TO BE KEPT ALIVE

I do not understand all of the feelings of a parent. An ecstatic couple learns that the wife is pregnant!  In general, there is ecstasy!  Nine months seems like an eternity, Dr’s appointments seem endless and that “bump” becomes a gloating point, though the discomfort keeps saying: “Let’s get this over with.” Each arrival inContinue reading “FIGHTING TO BE KEPT ALIVE”

PREPARE

I am certain that you have noticed how people make preparation for different events that are forthcoming.  Some do it meticulously, (Like our daughter) and then there are those like my sister (just throw it in the suitcase, stump on it and everything is A-OK.)  Take the smile off of your face when you decideContinue reading “PREPARE”

BEEN TO A FUNERAL RECENTLY?

As a pastor over these many years, the number of funerals conducted has been extensive, and each one has some type of uniqueness to it.  I remember many of them, and recall what people wanted or did not want included.  The hardest was probably those of children; that does not surprise me, because I noticeContinue reading “BEEN TO A FUNERAL RECENTLY?”

ANNA

Just suppose!  You had been married for only seven years when God called your husband home.  You could be very angry, discouraged, depressed, or one bitter lady.  However, you could go the other direction, reach eighty four, and look back at what God had allowed you to do; you had “never left the temple, servingContinue reading “ANNA”

SO YOUR MEMORY IS SLIPPING

The memory “game” is most interesting… especially when your children and grandchildren say: “Pop! You are getting old; which is the truth! However, the cobwebs of aging that flirts the brain makes me go searching for what I should have remembered. Of one thing I am certain. When in college a few years back, someoneContinue reading “SO YOUR MEMORY IS SLIPPING”

CONSIDER THE COST

Something in me kept saying, “It is an outside source that we cannot see.” I watched closely, hoping to spot the cause of this action that produced such pandemonium. Fleetingly I spotted a hawk in the distance and announced that I had spotted the problem, but the hawk had already distanced itself from us. TheContinue reading “CONSIDER THE COST”