A Note From Dale

I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN In my last article, I listed some possible names or titles people could call me. There was one I suggested I not be called. Remember? It begins with a d___. No, it’s not dummy. I do get called that but seldom to my face. The Sunday after the article three persons called me by that name but many more called me “The New Guy” – the heading of the article. One person called me “Rabbi,” which is an honorable title. It means “Teacher.” Several have started calling me … [Read more...]

It’s About The Journey

Since the first of the year, I have committed to make time for my morning walks. I had neglected these walks for some months, and eaten with abandon as the pounds multiplied. As the New Year began, I knew something had to change or I would be buying “another” wardrobe to keep up with my ever expanding waist line. This was not feasible as I already have at least four sizes in my closet or storage bins and can’t afford (monetarily nor physically) to “super-size” again! These walks are not only a … [Read more...]

Swimming With The Sharks

My Dad was a huge fisherman. We fished all the time. He loved to go lobstering. One time he took my brother and me to the Marquesas Islands (actually part of the Keys). It is 20 miles south of Key West. It’s not an easy place to get to because of 7 miles of open water where the Atlantic and Gulf mix called the Boca Grande Channel. The water around The Marquesas is relatively shallow and great for fishing and lobstering. My dad bought something called an “Aqua Buoy.” It was a gas powered … [Read more...]

A Note From Dale Huff

What To Call The New Guy Persons have asked “What should we call you?” Well, you can call me “Dale.” You can call me “L. Dale” – the way I sign my name. You can call me “Huff” but not “Huffy,” unless I am acting that way. You can call me “Preacher” or “Rev.” You can call me “Brother” as Chris Green did last Sunday. Just don’t call me “Dimples.” Privilege What a privilege it is for Lanelle and me to be with you during this transition time. The longer we are here the more impressed we … [Read more...]

A Note From Dan

For the past three weeks we have had rainy Sundays, but the spirit in our worship and Bible Study has been anything but rainy. God has really rained down His spirit on us as we have worshiped together. Sunday we were reminded of a familiar passage in Mark chapter 2 of the men who took the paralyzed man to Jesus. Because of the crowd they could not even get close to Jesus so they lowered him through the roof. They went to great extremes to get him to Jesus. We were reminded by this passage the we … [Read more...]

Chickens…what was I thinking?

They are not too smart. Their feed costs far exceeds what I would ever eat in eggs. They reside in my back yard, clucking away, laying eggs and teaching me a lot about our relationship with God. You know, if my chickens could ever work together, their lives would be so much better, but they only look after themselves. Periodically, I will let them roam around the yard. They are never still. They are constantly running, flapping and going from one place to the other. If one of them finds … [Read more...]

Walk God’s Way…

As many of you know, I grew up in a small country town located in Conecuh County about 100 miles south of Montgomery. My Father was a farmer. One of my fondest childhood memories is walking barefoot and following the “cow trails” through the pastures on the farm. (I was “barefoot” from April – October at least.) For those who aren’t versed in farm life, cow trails are the paths the cows would walk throughout the pasture; traveling from the barn to the pond or various other points in the field. … [Read more...]

A Note From Dale

Lanelle and I are most thankful for the privilege of serving the Lord by serving You,His Church, His People, Eastern Hills Baptist Church. You have been so warm, receptive and friendly. Lanelle is a great judge of churches, and she keeps commenting on your friendliness, I agree. Friendliness is a key indicator of the church health. On a Friendly-Scale of one to ten, you are a ten. That’s great! Keep up the smiles, hugs, and handshakes. An interim pastor has to be a “faster pastor.” An interim … [Read more...]

A Note From Dan

We were challenged this past Sunday to “Be a Barnabas” and to follow the example of Barnabas and be an encourager. I hope that you have found opportunities in your life this week to practice this principle and be an encouragement to others. We look forward to this Sunday and to be anticipating the message that Dr. Huff will bring. We are grateful that God has led him to Eastern Hills during this interim time. Dr. Huff also challenged us to finish the commitment that we as a church made for … [Read more...]

With what are we Filled?

Sunday, Dr. Dale Huff had a very inspiring, challenging and convicting sermon as we seek God’s leadership in the search for a new senior pastor. He challenged us to “grow” during this interim. He shared we must BE: 1) Prayerful (for His will not our own); 2) Faithful (in our Attendance, Service and Giving); 3) Patient…it will take time. Don’t run ahead of God. Dr. Huff’s Scripture passage was Philippians 2:12-13. Consider a portion of this passage.....continue to work out your salvation with … [Read more...]