You’ve probably heard and seen it all when it comes to warnings about “don’t do drugs,” and so forth. Frankly, I’ve seen and heard a lot of them, and I’m sure glad someone told me about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse. Someone took a lot of time to get the information out and thanks to those
Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 4, 2020
For the last several weeks, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and myself have been enjoying some quiet time in our parsonage. I cannot remember the last time we had such quiet time all to ourselves.
One of the blessings of this time is the fact that telemarketers are not calling. In a way, I
Wouldn’t life, or sporting events, be easier if there were no rules? Nobody to tell you what you can or can’t do, no restrictions, and anything goes. Easy, right?
I can recall a couple of times when it sure seemed that some folks either didn’t want to play by the rules. Maybe they just plain
Something happened recently in my area that was unprecedented, from far away there was an explosion or bomb blast on a Sunday morning and people inside the church ran out because the whole area shook, window glasses shattered, while in this pandamonium a certain man thinking that the rapture has
In just a short time, just like He did with the plagues of ancient Egypt, God has taken away everything that we worship as an idol in place of Him. It is as if God were screaming for a world to hear,
You want to worship ATHLETES? I will shut down the stadiums.
You want to worship MUSICIANS?
When this coronavirus Is over and life returns to normal, may we never, ever take for granted again.....
* A handshake or a kind word from a stranger
* A hug from a friend
* Worshipping with other believers in a crowded church service
* A boring night at home
* Full shelves at the grocery
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 28, 2020
During the past week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been spending quite a bit of time together. I cannot recall any time that we have spent this much time together.
The exception would be when we first got married. Even then, both of us worked during the day and were
Once upon a time. . . . sorry, folks, I couldn’t resist that one. But it wasn’t that long ago that people paid their bills by writing a check and then mailing said item and bill to the address provided. That was true of car insurance, utility bills, credit card bills, among other things.
A number of years ago I received a three-year assignment to Okinawa, Japan, as part of my Air Force experience. Hardly anybody I knew had much knowledge of that part of the world, so we really had no idea what to expect. We were in for a number of surprises!
We lived in a motel, basically, for a
Children, as Jesus said, Don't be afraid. Your family is probably founded on some kind of faith. Listen to your parents and other adults whom you trust, and know that nearly everyone is working hard to get us through this trouble.
In fifty years you will remember this crisis as one of the
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 21, 2020
Recently I discovered something. The more I try to keep up with the latest trend, the further behind I get. I am not a complete technical idiot, but I'm not too far off. The only thing I can say about me is that I at least try.
The best example of all of this has to do with my cell phone. Is
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
WE NEED A GREATER REVELATION OF WHO JESUS IS. DEEPER, DEEPER --- MORE, MORE ABOUT JESUS. WE CAN FIND THE GREATER THAN…
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 16, 2020
A man given to day-dreaming was driving down the freeway a cell phone call came in through his blue tooth audio system. He heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Highway 401. Please be careful!"
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 16, 2020
I asked one man what the difference was between ignorance and apathy. You know what he told me? “I
Context is very important, even in the little things. For example, people have done a lot of damage to Bible verses, stories, doctrines, etc., because they did not or do not consider the context. Someone once remarked that a Bible verse out of its context is like a diamond away from a necklace:
One of my favorite pastimes is playing some computer games, especially the ones where you make money—okay, run a business, simulation, or that kind of thing. In one of these you, as manager of a transportation company, have the opportunity to choose how best to serve the industries and communities
Contributed by Jesse Crooks on Mar 10, 2020
God’s manual for living
Psalm 119: 11
Last year we finally traded vans. We drive one until it falls apart in the road. Our van would no longer go in reverse, and it would have been too expensive to replace the transmission. The new one didn’t have the owner’s manual,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 9, 2020
Once upon a time in their marriage, Saul Rosenberg did something really stupid. Ethel Rosenberg chewed him out for it. He apologized, they made up.
However, from time to time, Ethel would mention what he had done.
"Honey," Saul finally said one day, "why do you keep bringing that up?
My car was due for an oil change so I drove it to the same place where I had gone for several years. After all, they knew me and I trusted them and I’ve never had a problem. A few minutes later, the car was tasting some fresh oil and I was good to go for a while!
Except—something happened in the
My parents used to operate a true “Mom and Pop” grocery store before I started school. I still remember some of the good times—and some of the bad times, too, unfortunately—from those days gone by.
Some of the items they had for sale were plastic models. These were mostly Revell, Lindberg, or