The Best Assignment

The average citizen, thinks we are wasting money. While that is true, I think the bigger issue goes back to the ways we treat each other. 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift …

Continue reading The Best Assignment

An October East Texas Ride

The drive was nice. It was a diversion. There is one thing that I can always do, and I should always see that one thing through. 15 He is the image of the invisible God,the firstborn over all creation.16 For everything was created by Him,in heaven and on earth,the visible and the invisible,whether thrones or dominionsor rulers …

Continue reading An October East Texas Ride

Joy in a Simple Hamburger -Copenhagen, Denmark

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26, English Standard Version). I have been to many cities in my life. Some I have really liked, some not so much. I spent six …

Continue reading Joy in a Simple Hamburger -Copenhagen, Denmark

Silence, Be Still???

Picture taken from the signal bridge of the USS Mt. Whitney, somewhere in the North Sea circa 1978 35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. 37 Gale-force …

Continue reading Silence, Be Still???

Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over, …

Continue reading Five Smooth Stones

The Best Part of My Job

30 Running up to the carriage, Philip heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you really understand what you are reading?” 31 The man replied, “Without someone to guide me, how could I?” Then he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him. 32 This was the passage of scripture he was reading: Like a …

Continue reading The Best Part of My Job

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

I hate it when I drive down, and a sermon idea pops into my head. I am driving (and usually in a hurry), I can't ignore the street to write it down. I would have to pull off the road to write them down. Like I said, I am usually in a hurry so that …

Continue reading Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Grace, We Know

I missed "Sing Along Saturday" last week but I am back with it today. Today's poem that will become a song, "Grace, We Know," has its roots in Psalm 8. Verse 1Why Lord, why on earth do you care?Into the star filled sky I stare.With all your power all you madeLord we fell short. We …

Continue reading Grace, We Know

Dandelion Paradox Video

Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches Texas. This is the first sermon in the series "Four Parables." https://youtu.be/ihzswMEJ9_U There is a slight video error that we could not remove in the editing process. It only lasts for 1-2 seconds. We hope to avoid such issues in the future.