What Are the Top Priorities In Your Life?

A motivational teacher was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will probably never forget. As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered over-achievers he said,

Why Would Jesus Curse a Fig Tree?

Take a few moments and consider these words from the Gospel of St. Mark: “The next day, after leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. From far away, he noticed a fig tree in leaf, so he went to see if he

Sometimes Life Just Isn’t Fair

That’s not fair! How often have you said that? It’s one of the hard realities we learn early in life. No one has to wait for adolescence or old age to find it out. You can learn it in kindergarten.

Which Path Are You On?

In St. Matthew’s Gospel, the seventh chapter, Jesus says,“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and

Are You a Builder or a Wrecker?

As we approach Labor Day weekend, I would like to share the following poem by an unknown author entitled A Builder or a Wrecker: As I watched them tear a building down A gang of men in a busy town

Why Is the Church Negatively Portrayed?

I have never claimed to have all of the answers to life’s most troubling questions. But I am happy to share my personal struggles and how I have come to reconcile my spiritual life with the reality of God. In

We’re Defeating Giants on Sunday!

When I was a small child I put this Bible story poem to memory: “Only a boy named David, only a little sling. Only a boy named David, but he could play and sing. Only a boy named David, only

What Do I Do When Faced with a Difficult Decision?

In the book of The Acts of the Apostles (1:23-26) in the New Testament when the disciples were faced with a choice between two men to replace Judas Iscariot after he had betrayed Christ and hung himself in despair, the

Are You an Explorer or a Tourist?

I am often asked which is the best version of the Bible to use for personal reading and study. There are so many different types and styles of Bibles available today.  It can truly be overwhelming. But to answer this

What Are the Most Misunderstood Stories in the Bible?

This summer it has been our privilege to have Mr. Drew Nix as a ministry intern.  Drew is preparing to go to Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta to study for ordained ministry in the United Methodist