Daily Devotional October 30, 2020

Rerun of Daily Devotional October 17, 2018 In 2011, the drought was so bad I promised God that if he ever allowed it to rain again, I would never complain about too much rain.  This past week, I have gotten close. This summer, the lack of rainfall caused tanks to run dry, farmers to lose … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 30, 2020

Daily Devotional October 29, 2020

While I usually get vaccinated against the flu, this past year I didn't get around to it.  It wasn't that big of a deal.  I felt no sense of urgency.  The flu always come and the flu always goes.  This year is different.Because of the devastating impact of COVID-19, the medical community is adamant about … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 29, 2020

Daily Devotional October 28, 2020

I have always believed dogs were God’s greatest invention.  If you are a dog lover, you know exactly what I am talking about.  Dogs are awesome.  All my life I have owned big dogs.  Now, in addition to a big outside dog, I have three little indoor dogs.  Ziggy is an American Hairless Terrier.  She’s like petting a warm, … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 28, 2020

Daily Devotional October 27, 2020

Margaret is so intelligent; she knows both where Jimmy Hoffa’s body is buried and who shot JFK.  I’m a little afraid of her.  Adrian is one of the best writers I have ever met but she has my type of sense of humor.  I’m a little afraid of her.  Last week, I got the following email from Margaret, entitled Pastor Appreciation … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 27, 2020

Daily Devotional October 26, 2020

Last February, I took everything for granted.  Shaking hands, giving hugs, playing with grandchildren, eating in restaurants, giving Tootsie Rolls during the Children's Time, and church activities were routine.  They were normal and predictable.  I didn't think twice about them because they were simply part of life.  All of that changed when COVID-19 became everyone's … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 26, 2020

Daily Devotional October 23, 2020

Daily Devotional for October 23, 2020Rerun of Daily Devotional October 18, 2016Allison’s family owns Cathedral Oaks, which is a beautiful wedding venue filled with very old, stunningly striking oak trees.  It looks like the sort of thing you would see on a movie set.  She recently shared an experience that got me thinking.  A couple was … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 23, 2020

Daily Devotional October 22, 2020

While I confess, I am a self-avowed news junkie, I have gotten to the point where I am hesitant to look at any news outlet.  For too long, all I’ve seen is caustic hate.  Democrats hate Republicans.  Republicans hate Democrats.  And because of this, nothing is getting done in Washington D.C.  Our politicians seem locked in a death spiral of uncooperative, mutual … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 22, 2020

Daily Devotional October 21, 2020

Late Monday afternoon, Shannon and I made three large bottles of milk, hopped in the gator, and drove into the pasture to feed our bottle-baby calf named Mary.  Off in the distance stood a one-week old calf named Wombat.  His mother had wandered away to eat grass. It was a peaceful, beautiful scene.  Suddenly, we realized Wombat was not … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 21, 2020

Daily Devotional October 20, 2020

Sunday morning, I got cleaned up, ate breakfast and was ready to go to the church.I was very proud of myself because I had selected one of the new ties Shannon had bought.  It was a great match for my sports coat and slacks.  As I looked at my reflection in the mirror, I realized … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 20, 2020

Daily Devotional October 19, 2020

Whenever someone in our church goes above and beyond, I give them a free funeral (Pastor Part Only).  And now that I am working on my 15th year as pastor of FUMC Temple, I have given away quite a few free funerals.  Some of our members have racked up a bunch. Jim is one of … Continue reading Daily Devotional October 19, 2020