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Where Are My Keys?

“Where are my keys?”  This is a question I continually find myself asking when I am ready to leave the house.  A smart person would have a place in their home where they always put their keys so that finding them at the appropriate time will not be an obstacle in getting out the door.  […]

Just Christians

As a chunk of charcoal rolled down from the top of the heap, one of the guys there piped up and said that this is what happens to the Christian who separates themselves from the body of Christ.  “It turns cold,” he said.  This was said by a man I barely knew at a bonfire […]

Plug it in, Plug it in

Way back in the 90’s, there was a commercial that began to air on TV for Glade air fresheners.  The jingle from that advertisement is still lodged in my brain to this day: “Plug it in, plug it in.”  If you are unsure of the tune, just search for it on youtube.  When we entertain […]

Let them Come to Him

It was in April of 2013 when my wife, Grace, my four-month old little baby girl, Jolie (now four years old), and I were on our way to the Milwaukee Ave church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas for the very first time.  Nervous was not the right word to describe how I felt before we got […]

Be a River, Not a Pond

Growing up in East Tennessee, I was blessed to live close to the water. I spent much of my time out on the lake swimming and fishing. In high school, I worked on the docks of a marina, parking boats and filling them up with gas. It beat working at the fast-food places where most […]

Salvation and the church

Attending a congregation, being a part of a local church, is vital to the survival of a Christian.  It is a place where we can come and worship God with other like-minded people, or Christ-minded people, rather.  However, it also depends on where one is at with the Lord.  Some have been taught, and have […]

Have We Settled?

This question can be applied to many areas of our lives.  We often hear of this in the context of a courtroom.  When someone sues another for a large amount, but is offered less and takes it, they have settled.  In the early days of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the creator and CEO, was willing to […]

What About Subtraction?

We are very careful not to add to what God has established when it comes to His word and His church. We make it a practice not to go beyond what is written. However, do we concentrate so much on how wrong it is to supplement God’s word with our own works that we fail […]

Calling All Teachers

When it is time to get ready for school to start once again, we are so focused on the students that we often forget about the teachers.  We have a few here at our congregation who teach as a profession, whether it be at a public school, or within the home.  After volunteering in a […]

Back to School Scriptures

1 Timothy 4:12 (NASB) 12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. Isaiah 48:17 (NASB) 17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, Who […]