• Jul2016

    A Time and A Place

    July 10, 2016

    I remember when I was a little boy my dad would often remind me that there is “a time and a place” for everything. What he was usually saying was that, I, the perfect child, was being too rambunctious at whatever time or place we currently found ourselves. Don’t tell...

  • I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest runner. In fact, I’m not a runner at all. I know many people who enjoy running but I have never been that person. The type of running I want to talk about though is not a physical activity, it is...

  • Jun2016

    Invest in Eternity

    June 26, 2016

    The harsh truth of our modern lives is that the majority of us spend the majority of our time on pursuits that have no bearing on eternity whatsoever. I know in my life that is especially true. I work a job during the week and spend much of my free...

  • You Don’t Match

    June 19, 2016

    If you are a married man you have heard this dreaded phrase. You know as soon as your wife says “You don’t match” that you pretty much are forced into two options. The first one is that you go back to your closet and try to find something your wife...

  • I’ll do it Tomorrow

    June 12, 2016

    We all have that one friend. You know who I’m talking about. The one who is a consistent procrastinator. They are so bad they will put off their funeral until the next day so they can catch up on something they should have already had completed. If you don’t have...

  • If you’ve ever been introduced to a teenager you’ve probably had an accusation thrown against you at some time. The accusation is that, whatever stage you find yourself in in life, you don’t understand what they are going through. Forget the fact that you were a teenager at one time...

  • May2016

    Have you ever heard someone say, “I just want some peace!”? Generally they are saying it in a very un-peaceful tone and a few small children may be the cause of their frustration. We’ve probably all used it or heard it sometime in our lives. Peace is a very hot...

  • A Wasted Life?

    May 22, 2016

    This week in my daily Bible readings I read through the book of Ecclesiastes. It is not a very long book but it is filled with sadness. The author of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon, was depressed about the way his life had turned out. He concluded that all of life is...

  • The other morning while we were eating my wife and I got into a discussion with our children about how we like certain food prepared. The topic is one that is common to anyone with children I know. Kids look to their parents primarily to teach them what is good...

  • Feb2016

    Over the next few weeks I will be writing a series of articles about our church for our local newspaper, the Salem Times-Commoner. The TC does not have a website so I decided to post the articles here on the church blog as well. I hope they will be a...