Happy Thanksgiving, Ya’ll! This said with my most southern drawl possible of course! As I write this, turkey hasn’t even fully digested and Black Friday has officially begun at many shopping establishments in the area. Yes, one of the most lucrative income generating day for many retail stores in our country just couldn’t stay confined to confining space of only 24 hours thus spilling back into our world of turkey consumption. I would have said that most people don’t go to the store on Thanksgiving Day for deals, but I would be......
Have you ever stopped to realize how powerful the words coming out of your mouth really are? In any given moment we start pouring out words of affirmation and at other times we vomit a myriad of toxic negativity. Maybe we tend to catch ourselves when addressing others but fail to guard our tongue when speaking over ourselves or present situations. It may not apply to you, but I have found myself speaking negative thoughts about my own abilities and at other times, confessing how utterly hopeless a situation is. The......
The French philosopher, Albert Camus once said, “Life is the sum of all your choices.” As with everything, in some of those moments we choose well and others not so much. But we’re presently exemplifying the sum total…the average of both. Most of us want the scales to weight more in our favor than to our detriment, but somehow we seem to keep adding to our list of wrong decisions. It almost feels at times that we can’t help but choose…well, blindly. You see Jesus consistently called out the religious leaders of......
Again, I’m going to sound like the quintessential old man when I say, “When I was growing up…” Nevertheless, when I was growing up in the 70s, there was a wave of euphoria that swept through the media that made its way into my social studies, history, and economics classes. The euphoria was a result of futurists claiming that because of advancing technologies when I entered the workforce the average workweek would be four days or less. Every weekend would be a 3-day-er. The futurists went on to say that the trend......
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Every day I wake up and like most people do, I head to the bathroom to pry the eyes open and brush the stank breath away. But one thing that is always unavoidable is the reflection that I am met with in the mirror. Sure, much of the time I simply focus on the hair out of place or the beard that needs trimming, but there are times when I am left with the thoughts of who I am…what I do…questions of......
The Apostle of Jesus known as Paul, wrote to the church of Ephesus an important challenge: Ephesians 4:3 NLT “Make every effort to keep yourselves UNITED in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” You would think that a group of Christians doing life together would not have to be reminded about a simple thing as unity, right? After all, they are Christ followers. People who have committed their life to Jesus. Those, as the Old Testament prophets foretold, had a “heart of stone” replaced with a soft “heart of flesh.” Yeah,......