Expecting the weather to be bad, many people began to prepare days before the storm was to hit.
I have to admit that my first thoughts and responses have been to laugh. On Monday, when the temperature was almost 60 degrees, schools all over the area were canceling for the next day.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11
In the first chapter of 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul tells the Christians to whom he was writing that he had confidence they were chosen by God, because when the Gospel was preached to them, the result was deep conviction on their part.
My son moved his left leg ever so slightly a couple of weeks ago.
If it were announced that there were a million dollars hidden inside of a book, that book would become an instant success. Millions of people would pour over the pages to find the money or the clues to lead them to the prize.
We heard community leaders and pastors call for renewal and revival in the United States and around the world. We read various commands and exhortations near the end of the Epistle of James.
In a few weeks, I will have yet another birthday and will be a little older than I was before.
"Daddy, who made God?"
Man has been searching for the fountain of youth for thousands of years.
The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
It's another new year, and our county's spiritual leaders are busy implementing goals to move their churches forward.
We officially have made it into a new year - 2014. For many, the old year, 2013, was not so good a year with many of life's challenges.
"Baby, it's cold outside!" Now, if the forecasters are correct, that may not be the case by the time you are reading this. But on the day I am writing, it definitely is cold.
The Bible is God's word. Not everyone wants to follow what it says, but it still is God's word.
Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).
Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.
Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.
I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.
Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.
Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.
On most Fourth of Julys, our family, which this year included 17 of us, meets at our house for food, fun and fireworks.
It has become popular today in some circles to say, "I love Jesus, but I hate the church."
Life gets busy sometimes, and it is easy to forget to think of the important things.
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