Gift Time Already?

  It’s happened already–at least for the gift buyer in the household. We’re already thinking: Gifts; Bargains; Sales. Great Sales, not just the 10% off a price that is already marked about 75% too high, but a really great price slashing sale like you find the day-after-Thanksgiving.    Anybody out there participate in that day-after-Thanksgiving madness? That […]

Slow Down- Rest

Slow down. Relax

What do you picture when you think of rest? Do you see yourself chillin’ in front of the televison? Sleeping in? Playing video games? To my friend Pete Hohmann, it is kayaking, serious, mile after mile of kayaking! Way too much work for me! Of course if I could do it Keira’s way, as seen […]

A Stroll, a Fresh Apple and Forty Years- Anniversary

A Stroll, a Fresh Apple and Forty Years- Anniversary

  Saturday was our anniversary and it was a perfect day for the two of us to get away. We had put in some long, hard hours for several weeks. I packed a healthy lunch, grabbed a handful of chocolate kisses (a person can only take so much healthy) and we look off to Lake Lure. […]

That’s Why They Call It A Dead End- Turn Around

That's why they call it a "Dead End".

When you realize you’ve made a wrong turn, then turn around and get back on the right road. Easy enough, even for directionally challenged people like me! Simple enough…right? But why don’t we have the same inclination in life when we reach a dead end? When something doesn’t work out right, “Why do we scream […]

Courageous The Movie- Must See

Courageous the Movie

The movie “Courageous” opens in theaters today! Sherwood Church has a new movie coming out today. It is important that believers support this movie so I hope you’ll plan to go see it, especially this opening weekend. But let’s not limit our support to just observing, let’s get involved by praying first of all. I […]

Stunted Trees- Nourishment

Stunted Trees- Nourishment

The beaches at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida are some of the most beautiful in the world. The Marine Science instructor had the 4-H students meet at the park entrance to begin the field trip. It was a fascinating afternoon. We splashed in the water gathered specimens to identify and observed scat (animal droppings) and tracks […]

The Vine That Ate The South- Kudzu

It grows a foot a day! And you thought centipedes had a lot of feet. No, I mean it grows a foot longer a day, and yes, I’m talking about Kudzu. This vine covers everything and I do mean everything. It covers road signs, cars and houses. It smoothers, covers and  chokes everything in its […]

Have you washed in the Golden Laver lately?

Have you washed in the Golden Laver lately?

  Have You Washed In The Golden Laver Lately? In the tabernacle, if you move from the brazen altar and then continue to the next piece of furniture you will come to the laver. For a long time this piece puzzled me. The altar was where the sacrifice for sin was made. It is a […]

Throw Away Defeat Trophies

Throw Away Defeat Trophies

  Why do we hold on to things that remind us of pain and defeat of the past? It stayed in Wayne’s junk drawer. You know the drawer; filled with all the stuff that you can’t part with, but doesn’t have a real home because it’s really not worth keeping, but you can’t bear to […]

Rehearse Your Victories

Rehearse Your Victories

  I can’t begin to imagine what it must have felt like when Goliath criticized David. OK! I’ll admit it was much worse than just a criticism. Goliath loathed this kid and his words were intended to intimidate and humiliate David. “Do I look like a little dog that you can run off with a […]