The Longer I Serve

  After visiting my grandparents (PaPa & NaNa) one day this summer, I left marveled at these two witnesses. PaPa is 92 and Nana is 87. They have lived long and fruitful lives. PaPa stationed in Europe during… Read More

Sermon: Love: More Than Words

Sermon: Go Down, Moses

 

Sermon: Renew and Transform

 

Something Beautiful

This picture has been making the rounds on Facebook the past few weeks. The first picture shows what a child did to a wall. The next picture shows what the child’s mother did to that scribble. The mother… Read More

Children’s Time

A photo snapped by Linwood Campbell during worship last week. This is our Children’s Time, where I sit just about every week with our children in worship and talk about the scriptures. In this picture, we are talking about… Read More

Sermon: Stepping Out

A sermon preached at Shady Grove United Methodist (Spotsylvania) on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 on Matthew 14:22-33.

Sermon: The Lord is in This Place

Since Jesus Passed By

A number of years ago while part of a work camp in Durham, North Carolina, I was assigned to work with a group of young people on the house of an elderly African-American woman. Before even meeting her,… Read More

Because He Lives

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) I have sung the Gaither-penned Easter hymn Because He Lives countless times. About fourteen years ago, the hymn became deeply personal. It took on a whole… Read More

Planet of the Apes (1968)

When it was released in April of 1968, it was not well received by many critics. However, Planet of the Apes would go down as a classic sci-fi film. Charlton Heston is George Taylor, an American astronaut who,… Read More

VBS 2014 Ponderings

Last week was Vacation Bible School at Peakland United Methodist. It was my second VBS at Peakland, probably my 34th since birth – maybe 35th because I wouldn’t be surprised if I was at a VBS while in… Read More

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