Where is the Hope?

I have been slow to respond to the recent school shooting that took place in Uvalde, Texas this week. Frankly, my heart is broken over the senseless murder of innocent children and I feel like there are smarter people than me who have been responding to this horrific act of terror. I wasn’t sure thereContinue reading “Where is the Hope?”

Fleeing in Courage

Well, here we are in the middle of another month of this long COVID season. I was just on the phone the other day with a couple to wish the husband – they are a fine couple – a “Happy Birthday!” When I asked them how they were doing, the wife said with a littleContinue reading “Fleeing in Courage”

The 1988 Prophecy

Let me right away bring you back to a time when I was a new pastor in the summer of 1988. I was wet behind the ears and looked so young I looked like I was in high school. My first church was very small and located in a small town in central Illinois. IContinue reading “The 1988 Prophecy”

The Rock

Though George Thomas was a future UNION General in the Civil War, he was born and raised in the South – in southern Virginia, to be exact. There, Thomas and his family – his widowed mother and sisters – owned some slaves. In the Spring of 1861, after Fort Sumter in South Carolina had beenContinue reading “The Rock”