JUST A REMINDER

This was far more than the need to tie a string around the finger, and certainly not something that should be so soon forgotten that it no longer was having an effect on the lives of the dispersed tribes.  The message of the Messiah, Jesus, had reached the “scattered tribes” and effected a transformation inContinue reading “JUST A REMINDER”

WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” I doubt that I am alone in “star gazing”.  As a child I often lay on the grass, in the hammock, or even sitting in a chair, and enjoyed gazing into the heavens.  ItContinue reading “WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)”

TWOS AND THREES

There has to be something meaningful in this Corona-virus contagion!  That was my thinking in the middle of the night.  Gradually, it began to unfold one step at a time. With all of the churches having to close their doors to the general public, no matter their size, popularity, or extensive outreach, they became theContinue reading “TWOS AND THREES”

DECEASED LETTER

Has it ever occurred to you that someday you may receive a letter from a deceased individual?  Well, when that happened to me about thirty five years ago, initially I was shocked, but then I began to give it a lot thought. My first thought was, “I am certain that there are few pastors whoContinue reading “DECEASED LETTER”

THE BLOOD BANK

I was working for a bank in Bermuda when the lady asked: “Would you take me to my Safe Deposit Box?” After all of the normal procedures of clearance, I escorted her there. Then she asked: “Would you help me to sort through the items and find what I need?” My response was simple, “IContinue reading “THE BLOOD BANK”

OLD FASHIONED, PURITANICAL

In 1986 we began the Commitment ministry. Together, Patsy and I had prayed and sought the Lord concerning our future. Her health and the weather had determined where we located…Arizona. It allowed us thirty more years of music and Bible teaching together. There were opportunities to re-locate, but we were confident of God’s leading andContinue reading “OLD FASHIONED, PURITANICAL”

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 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”

RECIPROCITY

Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 From the inherited old nature, people love to “get even”. There is somewhat of a conflict in the brain, but it is a seepingContinue reading “RECIPROCITY”

A JOYFUL NOISE

Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Psalm 100:2 I recall so well when I memorized the 100th Psalm. It seems like eternity ago, but I tried repeating it the other day from memory and got “hung up” right toward the end on a couple of words. I was ashamed of myself. ReadingContinue reading “A JOYFUL NOISE”