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Pray for the Unsaved

As I listen to “Oh Yes I Am” by the Kingsmen, my mind begins to think about different ones who have gone Home recently. I look forward to being reunited

Predictions for 2016

<parody> Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my

YouTube Find: Gold City with Benny Blackburn

Thanks to Irl Grundy, a full concert video has been posted of Gold City from May of 1984 that includes Benny Blackburn on tenor. Blackburn sang with the group when

Thankful That He Came

Last night, I was thinking how easy it is to stay focused on the cares of life and the things that are not going well instead of realizing how much

The Importance of Communicating Well

Communication. Everyone knows that this is important in relationships, but many don’t seem to know how to communicate well. Or maybe they just don’t want to take the time to

Count Your Blessings

Are you heavy laden with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings; every doubt will fly And you will keep

Do All As Unto the Lord

Lord, help me not to be discouraged now and then When work I’ve done brings someone else to fame Help my spirit soar past the need to be adored Lord,

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

Our worship leader prayed for the persecuted Church this morning and, as he did so, I couldn’t help but think of what I have heard about the persecuted Church praying

Are You Really Living?

The sermon this morning was on Philippians 1:21: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” As I listened to the message, I wondered how many Christians¬†truly

What Is Worship?

Yesterday, as I watched Gerald Wolfe lead the hymn sing at the National Quartet Convention, my mind wandered back to a time when most churches sang these rich songs. I

Dealing With Relational Stress

If you have lived for any amount of time, you have probably been through a breakup of some kind. Whether it was a spouse, a close friend, a boyfriend or

Are You Selfish?

I believe one thing almost everyone deals with is selfishness. In a lot of things, one person’s struggle may not be his neighbor’s but, in the area of selfishness, this