The Knock-Off Jesus

Well, today was one of THOSE days. When we reached the point in the service where I began the service, I couldn’t find my notes, I couldn’t find my manuscript, and I really didn’t try to find my PowerPoint. But, I knew the PowerPoint was also in the master PowerPoint for the whole service. AsContinue reading “The Knock-Off Jesus”

Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 14th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at There is controversy surrounding the authorship of this beloved carol. In the end, the words are from an anonymous source. SomeContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger”

Let’s Sing: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our sixth song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at Jesus was born into controversy when King Herod learned of the birth of the King of the Jews from the MagiContinue reading “Let’s Sing: O Come, All Ye Faithful”

It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It

Hey friends, I am on vacation this week so I am sending an old sermon your way. This sermon is from the First Sunday of Advent in 2016, November 27, 2016. Isaiah 11:1-10 is the Scripture passage. It was the first sermon in a series It’s a Wonderful Life.” The sermon title is “Hope inContinue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It”

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.

The Beauty of God’s Work

From the rising of the sun to where it sets,    God, the Lord God, speaks,        calling out to the earth.2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,    God shines brightly. (Psalm 50:1-2, Common English Bible) I can’t speak for everyone and I know without a second thought that it isn’t true for everyone but I can say for me, I am so tiredContinue reading “The Beauty of God’s Work”

Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over,Continue reading “Five Smooth Stones”