Monthly Archives: January 2021

Jesus, and Michelangelo, tell us to aim higher!

In my pre-teen and teen years, many of the men in our home church encouraged me to think about becoming a preacher. That really wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. However, I normally found myself in some leadership role each annual “Youth Sunday.” When I was finally charged with delivering the sermon, I settled on a portion of the sermon on the mount as […]

2021-01-25T18:18:13+00:00January 25th, 2021|

With everything going on, where should we focus our attention?

The world is in a mess. Every day there seems to be something to disturb or shock us! Operation Warp Speed resulted in vaccines for the novel virus COVID-19 in months instead of years. However, there are concerns about the safety and the efficacy of these miraculous developments. The New York Times published an article worrying, “it’s unclear how well they will curb the spread of […]

2021-01-18T18:47:06+00:00January 18th, 2021|

How did we get here? More importantly, how do we get out of here?

I imagine the first question on the mind of the person sailing the boat in the photo accompanying this blog was, “How did this happen?” Even if fully conscious, I am confident they were astonished at the results. The second question surely was, “How do I get it out?”

Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III recently asked this question about the current level of political strife and conflict in […]

2021-01-11T19:26:43+00:00January 11th, 2021|

Lessons to treasure as we all move on from “a year to forget”

Recently, I have noted people saying they were glad to see the coming new year and the end of 2020. Yesterday, I listened to a friend tell the congregation, “Never before have I thought that I was really glad a whole year was over…but if I am honest…I am glad 2020 in is the rearview mirror.”\

We would never wish another world pandemic on anyone. Vast changes in […]

2021-01-04T19:29:56+00:00January 4th, 2021|