March 17, 2023 · 6:45 am
Many of you receiving this blog via email are not on social media. Others are on platforms like facebook, but have grown weary of its negativity.
Each Friday, we post some of the good we’ve observed from facebook. Today’s post is a potpourri of posts from various sources, including “10 Things God Wants You To Remember.”
We begin with this quote from John Piper. Continue reading →
March 10, 2023 · 6:26 am
On the Church Bulletin Group facebook page, Wayne Greeson shared a post apparently from the Connersville Church of Christ.
The post caught my eye with the above provocative title. I wondered what I need to stop doing. Right now. Continue reading →
March 3, 2023 · 5:03 am
Benjamin Lee is not only a facebook friend, but a friend in real life. And a preaching colleague.
Ben often posts encouraging, motivating and action-focused thoughts, which if applied would help us all increase our productivity, improve our lives, and grow spiritually. Continue reading →
February 24, 2023 · 3:40 am
“I saw a man die the other day,” began a post by my friend, preaching colleague and fellow blogger, Roger Shouse.
It quickly caught my attention. Roger’s description of this man’s death was sobering and thought provoking.
I urge you to read it slowly. Thoughtfully. And introspectively. Continue reading →
February 17, 2023 · 7:06 am
If you’re facebook friends with Wilson Adams, you know he posts some wonderful, insightful, and succinct thoughts.
Some time ago he posted this piece, “Be a truth-teller.” Continue reading →
February 3, 2023 · 6:57 am
A friend of mine, Catherine Fairchild from Jordan, Ontario, Canada, recently posted this piece by an unknown author about feelings.
“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s Word defines truth. Continue reading →
January 27, 2023 · 7:43 am
Matt Bassford is a fellow blogger and gospel preacher. Until recently, he preached at the Jackson Heights church in Columbia, Tennessee, where Norma Jean and I lived and labored for 11 years.
Matt also is batttling ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
During the past several months Matt has shown incredible strength, courage and resolve, as he has continued to minister in the Word. Through his blog, HisExcellentWord, Matt has inspired, motivated and encouraged us all to a higher level of living as he has candidly written about life and death. Sickness and suffering. Joy and pain. Mercy and grace. And the hope of eternal life. Continue reading →
January 20, 2023 · 7:32 am
Recently my friend and preaching colleague, Leland Ping, posted a short piece about confidence that is worthy of our serious reflection and application.
“There are a number of things that we can be confident in,” Leland observed. “Our abilities. Our talents. Our finances. The list can go on and on. But, the things we are confident in are often the very things that we truly, in the end, cannot really count on.” Continue reading →
January 13, 2023 · 5:21 am
Corrie Ten Boom, was a watchmaker who later became a writer and public speaker. She worked with her family during World War II to help Jews escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Her book, The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom, is a biography that recounts her family’s efforts and how she found and shared hope in God while she was imprisoned in a concentration camp.
Sometime ago my friend Karen Witteman, shared a passage from the book on her facebook page of a conversation Corrie had with her father that every parent, teacher and educator needs to hear and heed.
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January 6, 2023 · 6:46 am
We hope you missed us yesterday.
The Devil sent us a “thorn in the flesh,” but by God’s grace and some medical intervention we’re better today.
Jim Rohn is an American author, motivator, speaker, and entrepreneur. Recently he posted on his facebook page “The 6 Essential Traits of Good Character.” Although he writes to an audience of business and professional leaders, his observations have a Biblical basis and find their application for preachers, pastors, and Christian business leaders. In fact, for all disciples of Christ.
Slightly adapted, here are the 6 traits we should all aspire to develop Continue reading →