It was spring, but it was summer I wanted,
The warm days, and the great outdoors.
It was summer, but it was fall I wanted,
The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air.
It was fall, but it was winter I wanted,
The beautiful snow, and the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter, but it was spring I
Athletes strive for excellence and continual improvement.
Disciples of Christ must take the same attitude.
Hockey star Matthew Barzal of the New York Islanders comments on doing and being your best:
Whether that's having short hair and clean facial hair throughout the regular season or
Martin Luther King Jr. on living, dying and his funeral.
If any of you are around what I have to meet my day, I don’t want along funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I would want them to say. Tell them not to
Contributed by James Snyder on Jun 19, 2021
I must confess that I'm not always obvious to everything that is before me. I admit I miss a lot of things set before me. I don’t do this intentionally.
For example, sometimes, when I come home from the church office, I pass the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, and she is waving at me, but
PARENTS MUST LEARN AND TEACH WHAT GODLY SELF DISCIPLINE CAN DO FOR THEIR HOME AND FOR THEIR CHILDREN. COME LET US CONSIDER WHAT SELF DISCIPLINE CAN DO TO CHANGE THE VALUE OF ONE’S DAILY LIFE… (Unknown, adapted)
Place a guitar in my hands and it is worth $300. Put a guitar in the hands of B.B.
Contributed by David Parks on Jun 16, 2021
IF I HAD BUT ONE SERMON TO HEAR
In 1906 Charles Reynolds Brown was preaching in the San Francisco Bay area of California. That spring, on the Sunday generally designated as Easter, he and the other preachers of the region spoke to full houses. Years later, he mentioned that particular Sunday in his
Contributed by James Snyder on Jun 12, 2021
Several months ago, I had two cataracts removed from my eyes. How they got there, I don't know. As far as I can remember, they never asked my permission, and furthermore, they never paid rent for being there.
According to the eye doctor, and doctors are never wrong, I now have 2020 vision.
MIA: MISSING IN ACTION… WHAT DO YOU SEE? MAN IS SHORT OF DAYS AND FULL OF TROUBLE…
Years ago I read where a farmer in California was having a terrible time. They had had 4 years of drought in their area and many farmers spoke of leaving farming and moving back into the city. So the exodus began.
Text: Genesis 18:17-19, KJV: 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household
Contributed by James Snyder on Jun 5, 2021
The last several weeks have truly been hectic in every sense of the word. Trying to catch up can be a never-ending job. When I think I’m caught up, I see another thing I need to do.
I have learned that kicking the can down the street only hurts your big toe.
With so much to do lately, it's
Contributed by Todd Catteau on Jun 1, 2021
I’m a terrible typist. I’m old enough to have taken typing class in high school when that kind of thing was taught, but I never thought that I would need to be proficient on a keyboard; so I bowed out. Typing was not in my future. But here I am on a keyboard just about every workday hunting and
Contributed by John Bright on Jun 1, 2021
Another basic concept – sin creates spiritual blindness. Let me illustrate with my favorite sin to talk about… GOSSIP. I’ll stop right here and make sure you know how I define gossip. Before you tell someone a story about another person (even disguised as a prayer request), it needs to pass all
Emmons loses gold medal after aiming at wrong target!
2004 Washington Post: Matt Emmons of the United States shoots at wrong target, finishes eighth. (Douglas C. Pizac -- AP)
Matthew Emmons is an elite athlete ! He was an accounting major from Browns Mill, New Jersey. He was a four-year
Contributed by James Snyder on May 29, 2021
Like everybody else, I have my share of trouble. It’s not that I want to get into trouble, but trouble always seems to be somewhere near where I am at the time. I regret that time when I was first introduced to trouble.
Some trouble I can't prevent. It just happens, and no matter what I do,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 24, 2021
In 1968, scientist Spencer Silver at the 3M company created a very weak adhesive that would peel off when removed from any surface. The funny thing was that he was in fact trying to create a super strong adhesive No one thought there was any use for such a product, until another scientist, Art Fry,
Contributed by John Bright on May 24, 2021
A woman was pulling her offering out of her purse when a TV remote control fell out and hit the floor of the sanctuary. The usher picked it up and asked if she always carried it with her?
"No," she replied. "My husband would not come to church
The children’s magazine once stated that a lot of people subconsciously predict career success based on a name. According to James Bruning, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Ohio University, participants predicted that girls with feminine names like Emma and Sarah would be more successful if they
Contributed by James Snyder on May 22, 2021
One day this past week, I decided to stay home and catch up on a little bit of reading. It's not often that I take a day and not go to the office and just pander around the house. Sometimes it's necessary to do such a thing, and I don’t do it often enough.
The Gracious Mistress of the
Contributed by John Bright on May 22, 2021
I’m talking about love that is a real, tangible – like candy! Since you are watching on video (or reading this at home), you will have to imagine I have a big bag of Hershey Kisses right here. I have LOTS OF CANDY! So - I can claim to be full of candy. What if this candy is the love we have to
Contributed by James Snyder on May 15, 2021
Nobody is perfect except maybe the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage comes close.
I've never caught her in some imperfection, or if I had, nobody would know it from me.
There is such an obsession today for people to be perfect. And, of course, their definition of perfect is what they are.