Moving Forward

Sunday was our Children’s Music and Missions Kick-off, featuring guest percussionist Carol James. Carol did an outstanding job playing Marimba in worship and leading our preschoolers and children in the afternoon! Sunday night the children did a superb job sharing what they learned in the afternoon! Many thanks to Greg, our creative children’s minister; Linda Solze, Wayne Robinson and mission leadership team; as well as our children’s music directors and leadership team! This event could not … [Read more...]

The Investment is worth it!

Recently I cleaned out my small garden bed, removing the accumulated grass and vegetable plants that had outlived their prime productivity. I then planted some seeds for what I hope will be my fall garden. Ephesians 6:7-9 is a great passage about seed sowing. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please the flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become … [Read more...]

Believe It…Live It!

Webster’s Dictionary defines “believe”: To consider something to be true or honest; To accept something as true, genuine or real; To have a firm or wholehearted religious conviction or persuasion. By the time you read this the Youth Choir will be on day six or seven of a ten day choir/mission tour to Minneapolis, MN. Our theme this year is BELIEVE. Our spotlight verse is John 11:25-26 (NLT) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even … [Read more...]

What Fuels Your Tank?

Recently, it was time to cut the grass again; a never ending spring, summer and fall “adventure” for most of us in the deep-south. This time when I tried to start the lawn mower it was not cooperative at all. I pulled the crank several times and …. nothing. Then it would act as if it were going to start, sputter listlessly, and with heaving convulsions come to a faltering stop! Next I took the breather off and banged out all the dirt and grass that had collected and put it back on and repeated … [Read more...]

Perseverance, the Mark of a Winner!

While a student at Samford over 35 years ago, my voice instructor (Dr. Paul Richardson) gave his freshman class an article that made a lasting impact on my life. The article was entitled: Perseverance, the Mark of a Winner. In the article the writer espoused how “talent” alone would not guarantee an individual’s success. Many talented people have not developed their art, nor learned how to properly use what they have been given, therefore wasting what God has entrusted to them. (i.e. Matthew … [Read more...]