Last Friday’s post was a tribute to our beloved brother Dee Bowman who passed from this life on Thursday.
The post featured quotes from Dee’s writings and preaching. It received not only an outpouring of appreciation and love for Dee but reminded several readers of other quotes Dee was famous for saying.
My daughter, Rachél, recalls a time when Dee came to Columbia, Tennessee, for a meeting at the Jackson Heights Church. She was in her early teens at the time and was captivated by Dee’s powerful preaching and personal magnetism. Continue reading
Author, historian, University professor, gospel preacher, and our beloved brother in Christ, David Edwin Harrell, Jr. passed from this life to his eternal reward last Monday afternoon, March 15th.
Today there will be a short graveside service for brother Harrell at 2:00 p.m. at Mandarin Cemetery in Jacksonville. Saturday, there will be an online service that you can register to view by linking here.
Almost 20 years my senior, I have known Ed Harrell since my college years. Like anyone who knew him, I was impressed with his unique intellectual insights combined with genuine humility. Sometimes preachers with educational credentials take simple truths and complicate them. Ed possessed the ability to simplify the complex. Continue reading
“Some of the world’s greatest men and women have been saddled with disabilities and adversities but have managed to overcome them,” observed author and evangelical leader Ted W. Engstrom
Engstrom offered these illustrations to prove his point.
“Cripple him, and you have a Sir Walter Scott.”
“Lock him in a prison cell, and you have a John Bunyan.”
“Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington.” Continue reading
Today’s list, #20 is adapted from Dee Bowman’s book “That’s Life,” which I highly recommend.
It’s taken from the section “Life By the Numbers” and speaks to enlisting God’s help in dealing with the various emotions of life. It’s succinct. Stimulating. And Scriptural.
God, help me… Continue reading
“I’m in trouble.”
It’s a word that stops us in our tracks. Gets our attention. And causes us to listen.
There are all kinds of trouble. Car trouble. Financial trouble. Relational trouble. Legal trouble. Marital trouble.
Some troubles are physical. Others are mental. Emotional. Or even spiritual. Continue reading
Today is the “International Day of Older Persons.”
According to the National Holiday Calendar, the United Nations began in 1948, the year I was born, “seeking the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons.”
In 1982 the U.N. adopted the “World Assembly on Aging” to “highlight the situation of older people.” Then in 1990, the U.N. issued a proclamation that October 1st would be designed as the “International Day of Older Persons.” Continue reading
G. Campbell Morgan in his book entitled “Preaching,” tells a story about an eminent preacher who approached the great English actor William Charles Macready with a perplexing question.
“I wish you would explain to me something,” the preacher asked.
“Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher,” replied the actor. Continue reading
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, my friend and preaching colleague, Mark Roberts, who’s the editor of Pressing On, has dedicated the April issue to many of the concerns Christians have during this unprecedented time in our history.
Today’s blog post offers you a link to receive this issue free, compliments of Mark. In it you will find scriptural and timely articles that will help you navigate the maze of questions and challenges you may be dealing with Continue reading
“Old. Just the sound of it incites an almost immediate negative response,” wrote Dee Bowman in The Joy of Growing Old in Christ.
“Old cars break down. Old houses demand work. Old clothes get holes in them. Old equipment doesn’t work right. Old trash stinks. Old tires get slick and dangerous.” And on and on the list goes. Continue reading
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore. Continue reading