Are You An Everbearing?

I picked raspberries yesterday. Hard to believe, just two days short of November? Yes, there were berries hanging on some of the plants, waiting for my cold wet fingers to pluck them into my basket. No, they weren’t perfect like summer berries, but don’t be too hard on them—conditions for their growth are a long … [Read more…]

Are You 50-50 or 99?

Something about 50-50 sounds fair. Half for you, half for me. We share and share alike. Neither is favored above the other. Is this what God is looking for, an equal, fair and square arrangement? Does he want half our interest, half our time, half our commitment, with an equal amount going another direction? Think … [Read more…]

A Pandemic of Lies

There used to be some sense of shame when one was “caught” lying. Then came the open statement freely made when the facts didn’t add up, or maybe jokingly when all was square, “I lied” with no feeling of guilt or pain. Now nothing need be said at all if the facts don’t prove out. … [Read more…]

Not A Significant Amount?

When I was studying organ, my instructor was asking me to put in more expression, more contrast between soft and loud. I was trying very hard to do it, very precisely, when he stopped me. His comment? “Not a significant amount.” I was trying so hard, but he couldn’t “hear” the difference. The amount of … [Read more…]

Covid Fatigue?

We are all feeling it. Now 7 months since the restrictions were imposed to keep us “safe,” it is easy to relax and be a little careless. Some of us were slow getting convinced about the seriousness of the threat. Now it is beyond question. No one can honestly deny the effects the virus has … [Read more…]


Have you noticed how many people want background noise—radio, TV, some kind of music in their ears all the time? Our former pastor Brother Flowerday had an answer for it. He said it saved them the trouble of THINKING! I “thought” this a curious answer, but it isn’t it true? What they hear is already … [Read more…]

What Are You Like?

One of the strangest and perhaps briefest friendships in history is said to be that between Frederick the Great, king of Prussia and Voltaire, the French philosopher and satirist. Voltaire might be described as one who was educated in everything but believed in nothing. He made his way through life with wit and words. When … [Read more…]

Your Order Please?

During these Covid19 days, food places all over, if they are compliant with instrucctions, are taking orders and preparing food for customer pickup. Quite a change from the “help yourself” salad bar. But it is a good, safe replacement. Covid or no, we all need food, and if we can find the right place to … [Read more…]


When we are handling Scripture, we are handling something that is ALIVE. The Bible says it of itself. Hebrews 4:12 12For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the … [Read more…]

What Are You Livestreaming?

I’m not asking you WHETHER you are live streaming, or if you would LIKE to live stream. My question is, WHAT are you live streaming…because all of us have been livestreaming something ever since we were born. Even through the silence we are streaming. Paul puts it in extreme terms, of life and death. Romans … [Read more…]