Therefore, encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing. (I Thessalonians 5: 11 AMP) Once a week, I meet with a group of people that many in society would prefer not to deal with. They have sketchy pasts. Some had/have issues with addiction, promiscuity, criminal offenses, victimization, abuse and … Continue reading My Support Group
There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 - AMP) For years, I have said the ruler with which I measure my own success is that I’m exactly where God wants me to be, in the moment He wants me to be there, doing … Continue reading The Measure of Success
Burem Store and Burem Post Office, Rogersville, TN Photo Credit to Randy Ball My mom’s parents lived out in the country in eastern Tennessee -- Rogersville, to be exact. When I was young, we would pass a couple of old dilapidated buildings on the road to their house. The buildings were once the old country store … Continue reading What’s Under the Barnwood Ceiling?
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) … Continue reading Living Out the Purposes of God
For the past couple of months, God has placed on my heart the “children” of our church, specifically, the generation of adult age, under thirty, that grew up in the church and have strayed away or are not walking in the fullness of His grace. I have been praying God would meet them where they … Continue reading The Next Generation – GOD’S GENERATION