IN CAPABLE HANDS

I shared with my wife how the snowstorm, fog, and ice had left my hunting pal and I stranded on a lake thirty miles from the highway in Alaska’s interior; how when we left, we took off from the lake going in a circle on one pontoon breaking a thin layer of ice.   Her immediateContinue reading “IN CAPABLE HANDS”

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”

DEACONS

Various churches, denominations, have a structured organization that consists of Pastors, Elders, Deacons, and an assortment of titles that lend itself to their particular function. Some pastors have no trouble adjusting to these structures; while for others there is the necessity of sticking as close as possible to words utilized in the Scriptures or theirContinue reading “DEACONS”

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”

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”