S A Little Doctrine for my Kids Continued

How does God offer and give us His grace? Continue Reading »

S Ten-four, I'm 10-8 on the radio again

I'm not sure what's gotten into me lately or why I've regressed, but I recently decided to hook up an old citizen's band radio or two which had gone silent a good number of years ago. They were dusty and dirty and packed away in a box or on a shelf but, to my surprise, they still worked. Continue Reading »

S October is proving to be busy, busy month

We usually think of October as a mellow month. Mother Nature is slowing down (except perhaps for the squirrels busily burying nuts) and the earth is preparing for cooler days. Most of the crops are harvested and our chores in the yard and garden will soon be done. Continue Reading »

S A crabby old man or cranky old woman is one thing we can do without

Shoot, I forgot to go to the meeting for the explanation of the reason we need to enforce all the new laws of our county! Our basic laws have been declared obsolete and old, not worthy of being on the books and maybe even illegal. I think spitting on the sidewalk should still require at least a fine. Continue Reading »

S Prayer of Asaph in a time of judgment

"O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps." Psalm 79:1 (Read Psalm 79) Continue Reading »

S Got your flu shot? How else can you protect against the flu?

As we move into October, flu (influenza) shots come to mind. No one wants to get the flu. But with some extra hand-washing and a flu shot, you can improve your chances of avoiding the flu or a cold this season. Continue Reading »

S How We See It: Decatur Case Reflects The Power Of Transparency, Open Records Law

We likely haven't heard the last of the recent dust up over in Decatur, where questions about the way money got spent at the local housing authority office led to the resignation of its executive director and a closer examination of the books by officials from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continue Reading »

S Jesus' answer to a crossless Christianity

"And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and [of] the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men." Mark 8:31-33 (Read 27-38) Continue Reading »

S I can't push Old Man Winter back or kick him forward

I have, let me rephrase that, my close relative has two sugar maple trees in the yard. We like the shade and the best of the fall leaves are on those two trees. They turn red, not brownish red, but real red. I just sit and enjoy looking at them every fall. And then the leaves fall to the ground and I don't exactly like that! Continue Reading »

S A little doctrine for my kids: What about good works? Are they necessary?

While no one can be saved by his good works because of the sin and imperfection which permeates all we think, say or do, God does desire and command that we do good works. Continue Reading »

S The Forgotten Highway

Mandalay. Many of you can probably remember that word which sparked a popular song many years ago. It's amazing how a word can lurk in the back of the mind and, with little reason, can pop up. Continue Reading »