Happy Independence Day – 2022

As we celebrate the 4th of July in a few days, I would like to talk a little about this country we call America.  Over the last 10 years or so, there has been a rift or separation in our beloved country.  It seems the most important things are money, power and control.  Both political parties are fighting it out …

Excitement

Today I would like to speak a little bit about excitement. How excited would you be if you won a new car or a large sum of money? Even small things can get you excited, like finding an exceptional buy on some clothing, or catching a large fish. Think about it, you don’t want to hide it… you get excited …

Father’s Day – 2022

Father’s Day is next Sunday June 19th. Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and a number of other countries around the world.  We customarily honor our dads with a gift, maybe a meal and spending time with them. For some of us it’s a day to remember our …

Pride Month…

This week I would like to talk about Pride Month.  What is Pride month and why it is celebrated?  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for (LGBTQ) Americans. Usually on the last weekend of the month, …

Mass Shootings….

This week, as our hearts and prayers go out to the victims’ families of the tragic shooting in Uvalde Texas, where a lone gunman took the lives of 19 children, 2 teachers, and a grandmother. This raises a lot of questions.  I think all of us have ask ourselves questions like, why did the shooter do this, what can be …

Memorial Day 2022…

Memorial Day is next Monday.  Most of us really do not know the real meaning of this holiday, just that it’s a 3-day weekend.  Let’s take a look at why we celebrate this Holiday. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a …

Instructions…

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area of Tennessee.  My family had rented a cabin in the mountains for a few days. This cabin had some of the latest convenience, such as internet and TV.  As we settled in and made ourselves comfortable, I turned on the TV and learned it was a …

Consequences…

This week I would like to take a look at consequences on how we live our lives.  From our childhood most of us were taught right from wrong from our parents. If we did something wrong, there was a punishment for what we had done.  We needed to take responsibility for our actions.  We also learned about the laws in …

Mother’s Day 2022

 Mother’s Day  Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10. I would like to take a little time and look at Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, …

Warfare

With the War going on with Russia and Ukraine, I would like to talk about Warfare. Every day we see news reports on the tragedies of this war.  The innocent people, children, mother, elderly and more, being killed by missiles and the Russian soldiers.  But the war I want to talk about is the one that been going on for over 2000 …

God’s Will…

I hope everyone had a good and enjoyable Easter.  Last week I was thinking about God’s will.  We often pray and ask God, “Your will be done.” But what are we really saying? Let’s take a look at The Lord’s will. Have you ever thought about God’s Will?  I think most of us may have thought a little about God’s …

Easter 2022

This Holy Week I was thinking a lot about Easter.  Our world has changed so much in the last few years. Two years ago, this country was in a lock down and all Easter events were canceled by our government.  Even in 2021 there are some limits on what takes place around Easter.  What does Easter mean to you? As a …

Goliath…

This week, I would like to talk a little bit about the war between Russia and Ukraine. It was thought this war would only last a few days or at the most a week or two.  But this small, under powered and under man army of Ukraine is stopping the invasion of the giant Russia. In fact, not only have …

Epitaph…

This week, as I sat in the parking lot before Church Service, I looked out across the cemetery wondering about those buried there. I could see written on the tombstone’s names and dates. Some had written on them beloved Mother, Father, wife or husband but not much more. I started to think about their life… Maybe some were rich or …

Listening…

Today I would like to talk a little bit about listening. In our busy lives we often find ourselves so busy we don’t hear what is going on. I’ve heard it said many times that the warning signs were there, but they weren’t seen or heard. The same thing can happen with our Christian lives. We are often so busy …

The End is Near…

This week I was thinking about all that is happening in the world.  There’s the war in Ukraine and the threat of war in Taiwan. Then there are the high prices… It seems everything is going up.  Let us not forget about Covid, it’s still killing people every day.  Wow… what a mess this world is, and it doesn’t look …

Does God Hear Me???

A few weeks ago, I heard a comment about prayer.  This person said, “God doesn’t hear me”.  Then he went on to say, “Why even pray… Nothing will happen… God doesn’t hear me… It’s just a waste of time”.  Wow, I could only think how miss guided and deceived he was.  Sounds like he was totally defeated.   This week I …

When you die

This week I would like to take a look at death.  Death is something that most everyone will experience.  I don’t think any of us look forward to it.  Some of us, like myself are closer to death than others. But death can come at any time and to anybody. Ready or not death is coming your way soon. I …

Troubles….

This week I would like to take a look at the trouble we find ourselves in as we live our everyday life. Most of you have heard of Murphy’s Law… That basically says, “If it can go wrong, it will.” We sure don’t have to hunt for trouble.  It has no problem finding its way into our life. Trouble comes …

Love Is…

I hope everyone is having a great Valentine’s week. I think everyone wants to be loved and to love someone. As we celebrate our love this Valentine’s week, I would like to talk a little about love.       The first love we experience is with our mother. Even in the womb, we feel the love our mother has for us. This …