Let Freedom Ring

In two days many of us will be gathered at a beach, park, BBQ, fireworks show, or some other celebration of the 4th of July. This holiday is one of the high holidays in our country and rightly so, for on this day we celebrate the birth of our nation. As a pastor, the 4th…

The Abundant Life

“…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10b Over the past few weeks a question has been repeating over and over again in my head. That question is “What does the abundant life look like for me?” This has certainly been a question that has popped…

Decently and In Order

Let’s begin with three selections: “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40 “The minister preaches and teaches the Word of God, administers the sacraments, shares responsibility with the elders and deacons and members of the congregation for their mutual Christian growth, exercises Christian love and discipline in…

Take It Easy

James 1:19-21 reads, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20┬ábecause human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21┬áTherefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the…

The Importance of Black History Month

In 1976 Black History Month was officially put into place as a part of the United States’ bicentennial celebration. The story of Black History Month actually began in 1926 when the first celebration of Negro History Week took place. Historian, Carter G. Woodson thought it was beneficial for others to be aware of the contributions…

Finally…

Epiphanies can be big or small. As my fellow blogger posted earlier this week, Paul and Moses had some big epiphanies. Those were some drastic life changes. While people continue to have those big epiphanies in life, I see my life filled with small and often very subtle epiphanies that have shaped me into the…

Somebody Save Me!

Over the past month I have introduced my wife to the movies in The Avengers series. These movies include Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers. All of these movies, based on the popular comic books of the same name, have come out in the last five to six years. I…