Thoughts on Veterans Day

2 He said:    The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.3     My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—    he’s my shield and my salvation’s strength,    my place of safety and my shelter.    My savior! Save me from violence!4 Because he is praiseworthy,    I cried out to the Lord,    and I was saved from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:2-4, Common English Bible) Yesterday wasContinue reading “Thoughts on Veterans Day”

I Finally Got My Tacos

This is not my [Keith’s] post. This post is written by Col. Michael R. Seale, United States Air Force, Retired. I had asked Col. Seale to write a post back when I did a series of posts as I was moving to Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, TX. I’m not exactly sure whatContinue reading “I Finally Got My Tacos”

30 Days of Thanks

Best Friends And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.Continue reading “30 Days of Thanks”

Thankful for Teachers Thankful for my Wife

Every week, Wednesday is about being thankful for our teachers and praying for them. During our 30 Days of Gratitude, today is also about being thankful for our spouse. I am VERY thankful for my wonderful wife.

Joy in a Simple Hamburger -Copenhagen, Denmark

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26, English Standard Version). I have been to many cities in my life. Some I have really liked, some not so much. I spent sixContinue reading “Joy in a Simple Hamburger -Copenhagen, Denmark”

We Must Be Kind

As I said yesterday, I have had concern for the past couple of years about the way we treat each other. It seems to me that it is easier today to see people being unkind to one another than to find those who spread kindness. I want to live in a kinder world. I wantContinue reading “We Must Be Kind”

It was Meant to Be (a Poem)

While watching television last night a character said, “It was meant to be.” The statement is fairly close to Leslie Weatherhead’s “Ultimate will of God.” But, there is a great deal of range between “It was meant to be” and the “Ultimate Will of God.” As I contemplated the statement, “It was meant to be,”Continue reading “It was Meant to Be (a Poem)”

What’s In a Name?

The Declaration (Summer Sermon Season) 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 Then he asked them, “But who do youContinue reading “What’s In a Name?”

Shedding Tears

Today is a painful day for my family. We lay my brother-in-law, Victor Campbell to rest. His life was hard at times. He was not ashamed to tell people he was a recovering alcoholic and I put the emphasis on recovering. Victor made a lot of mistakes in this life. He paid a heavy priceContinue reading “Shedding Tears”

Forever Days

Today is another Song Styles Saturday. This is a new song in both lyrics and music. I wrote the lyrics yesterday and just finished the music this morning. The song is in Memory of My Brother-in-Law, Victor Campbell who passed away last Sunday. I knew Victor for almost 20 years. I knew him to beContinue reading “Forever Days”