Why Me?

23 A person’s steps are made secure by the Lord    when they delight in his way.24 Though they trip up, they won’t be thrown down,    because the Lord holds their hand. (Proverbs 37:23-24, Common English Bible) I know, I am late again. I debated with myself yesterday and ended up not writing at all. I wanted to write today (Monday) but to …

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Sick and Tired of Being Tired

28 Do you not know?Have you not heard?Yahweh is the everlasting God,the Creator of the whole earth.He never grows faint or weary;there is no limit to His understanding.29 He gives strength to the wearyand strengthens the powerless. (Isaiah 40:28-29, Holman Christian Standard Bible) When I was in the Navy, we were at sea on exercises and the …

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Forever Days

Today is another Song Styles Saturday. This is a new song in both lyrics and music. I wrote the lyrics yesterday and just finished the music this morning. The song is in Memory of My Brother-in-Law, Victor Campbell who passed away last Sunday. I knew Victor for almost 20 years. I knew him to be …

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Worshiping Stella

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many …

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My Heart Grieves

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God …

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The Virtues of a Child

Guest Post by Mrs. Cindy Martin-Foster I have known Cindy Martin-Foster all my life. She is my cousin, a year older than I. She is an authority on children. She should be as she and her husband, Rev. Paul Martin have 8 children and ____ "grand little ones" as she calls them. They are residents …

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The Lord is My Sheperd… That’s All I Know

A Guest Post by Rev. W.C. Hall Jr The LORD is my  shepherd; I shall not want. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.3  He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousnessfor his name's sake4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me;your rod and your staff, they comfort me.5  You prepare a table before mein the presence of my enemies;you anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow meall the days of my life,and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:1-6, English Standard Version). There is always plenty to do when a pastor moves from one church to another. Things have to be packed, movers have to be called, things have to be packed, oh, …

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Making Lollipop Moments

28 One of the legal experts heard their dispute and saw how well Jesus answered them. He came over and asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus replied, “The most important one is Israel, listen! Our God is the one Lord, 30 and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all …

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Open My Eyes So I May See

Yesterday, I started Thinking about "Song Styles Saturday," my mind still thinking about the death of George Floyd and the plight of my African-American friends in situations I take for granted. I have thought often this week about with my friend Gilbert, a man of African-American descent. We were attending a retreat. He needed a …

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Smart and Not Afraid: Using All Your Smarts

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words …

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