S Pointing People to Jesus

"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." John 1:6-9 ... John did not seek to gain a following for himself, but called upon all people to repent of their sins and trust in the Messiah and Savior who was about to appear. He testified of Jesus, that He is God the Son and the Savior who would take away the sin of the world. When He saw Jesus coming to him, he directed his disciples to Jesus, saying, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (v. 29) ... We too are called to bear witness to Jesus, the Light of the world, that all might place their trust in Him for forgiveness and life everlasting.... Continue Reading »

S The many church nativity scenes should be enough

All the tree leaves in this state are in the yard of my close relative. We have had several deep and serious discussions concerning this particular malady and yet the problem continues to exist. Today I am the feller wearing the pants and I have cattle to take care of and I will be back to this place for my lunch. Then, with a swift exit, I took myself to the truck. My heart rate was about to return to normal when I opened the feed room door and the possum that was on the edge of the feed barrel hissed at me. Continue Reading »

S There are better ways to give

It's mid-December and so many of the ads we see, both in print and on TV, tell us it's the "season of giving." Continue Reading »

S A Little Doctrine for my Kids Continued

What are the proper roles of church and state? Continue Reading »

S Reminiscing on Christmases Past

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas just around the corner. The years sure do seem to be flying by. I can still remember some of my childhood Christmases like they were yesterday. Continue Reading »

S Progress through peace is positive

During recent days Americans have watched in dismay and disbelief as an angry mob of ignorant or misdirected youth torched and vandalized a small city following a grand jury verdict involving the death of an 18-year-old youth. It's hard for a thinking person to comprehend how such mayhem and madness can erupt and reach such a crescendo to cause millions of dollars of damage while disrupting the citizenry of a town such as Ferguson, Mo. Continue Reading »

S Weekly Devotion

"Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins." Mark 1:2-4 Continue Reading »

S A Little Doctrine for My Kids Continued

How should we practice church fellowship? Since Jesus commanded us to disciple the nations by going, baptizing in the name of the Triune God and teaching them to observe all which Jesus taught and commanded (Matthew 28:18-20), and since Jesus warns against false prophets who come to us in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15-23), we believe that Christians are to discriminate between churches which are faithful to Christ and that which is taught in His Word (orthodox churches) and those which are not faithful to Christ and His Word (false and heterodox churches) and to practice church fellowship (joining together in those things which one would do with fellow believers, such as worship, prayer, reception of the Lord's Supper, evangelism, mission work, etc.) only with those who are faithful to Christ and His holy Word. Continue Reading »

S How do I pick the right shoe?

Heels or flats? Fashion or function? Everyday women wear shoes that can cause pain and health problems all in the name of looking fabulous. And with the holidays approaching, you may be shopping for the perfect pair of party shoes to go with that special outfit or dress. It's important to pay attention to your feet and what you're putting them in. Here are a few hints and tips to help you choose the right shoe: Continue Reading »

S There will be days like this in all lines of work

Me and all that palaver about the sick pen being empty and how well all the calves were doing was just a big old blow! I have nine in the pen, all have fevers and running noses and the other end, too. I have already run up a big vet bill and will continue to see him daily until they die or get well. Continue Reading »

S Health insurance: Hospital provides Top 10 reasons to sign up

No one is invincible and accidents can happen to anyone. Even if you're young, it's important to be prepared and have health insurance. Continue Reading »

S There's a simple solution that could save Arkansas drivers thousands

We all know someone who hit a deer while driving in Arkansas. Deer collisions are a problem here. According to State Farm, we rank 13th in the likelihood of having a deer-related collision. Continue Reading »