August 19, 2019

Today the temperature is predicted to reach 101 degrees. I will whine about it being too hot. In January, I will whine about it being too cold. I seem to whine a lot. There's either not enough rain or too much. My truck gets a flat tire at the most inconvenient time. I get stopped … Continue reading August 19, 2019

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August 16, 2029

Rerun Friday: Devotional for September 13, 2014 Whenever I begin to think I am important, I go to the church receptionist desk and ask for my messages. That’s because all important people have messages. I never have any. This always brings me back to the realization that I am not as important as I think … Continue reading August 16, 2029

August 15, 2019

Dee is one of those sorts of people that adds excitement to my mundane, routine existence. A few weeks ago, Shannon and I rushed to the emergency room because Dee had been in a very serious accident involving a chainsaw, a large tree branch, and a ladder. Falling off the ladder had resulted in broken … Continue reading August 15, 2019

August 14, 2019

Yesterday, a representative from Cokesbury Bookstores came to our church to meet with Sunday school teachers and present different curriculums. As I walked from table to table, examining different courses, I heard Pastor Brian talking to some of our teachers. He said, “This is one of the greatest preachers I have ever heard.” Naturally assuming … Continue reading August 14, 2019

August 13, 2019

Shannon has a beautiful registered Paint mare named Hope. She is calm, never startles, doesn't kick or bite, very affectionate, an excellent rider, and much smarter than I am. Hope really is a great horse. Unfortunately, Hope has cancer on her eye, which left untreated will end her life. Yesterday I took a personal day … Continue reading August 13, 2019

August 9, 2019

Rerun from Daily Devotional November 11, 2016 One of the funniest Bible studies I have ever taught happens every Thursday morning. That’s because I never know what they are going to come up with. Yesterday as we were talking about how God may react when we make arrogant self-serving decisions instead of caring about others, … Continue reading August 9, 2019