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Storms Are Everywhere (9/6/2017) - Disasters are nothing new to the southern border of the United States (well, for any region, for that matter). Right now, though, the south seems to be getting hit time and time again. From riots over statues to hurricanes, turmoil seems to rule the day. Why? Well, partly because people refuse to love and respect […]
Let There Be Darkness (8/16/2017) - August 21st will be a day for many in the United States to see a total eclipse of the sun. Ancient superstition imagined all kinds of disasters that were about to happen when a solar eclipse would occur. Today, of course, most of us know that this is a natural phenomenon that occurs periodically when […]
The 4th and Beyond (7/6/2017) - With the 4th of July celebrations over, we move into those hot, dog-days of summer so called because of certain constellations. A lot of our lives are affected, to some extent, by things in the world. Yes, God created the heavens and the earth but men have sometimes thought that it was the stars that […]
Happenings (6/14/2017) - Several events are upcoming. This Saturday is our Men’s Breakfast and Bible study at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Then, at 4 p.m. on Saturday Deb and I are hosting a meal for our members in the Fellowship Hall. On June 22 at 6 p.m. we are hosting a seminar on Resume Writing and […]
Memorial Day (5/29/2017) - Having been raised in a military family and having served myself, I hold deep feelings for those who have suffered the loss of a family member or loved one in defense of this nation. As others have said before, “Freedom is not free.” The cost is always blood. Men and women have sacrificed their lives […]
Easter’s Coming (4/3/2017) - The tulips are blooming and the dandelions are everywhere. That is a sure sign that Spring is in the air and that Easter is right around the corner. Whether you celebrate Easter, Resurrection Sunday or neither, much of the Western world recognizes that April 16, 2017, is a special day because it is Easter Sunday […]
Viruses and Stuff (2/13/2017) - Well this seems to be a poor time of the year for good health. Several local school districts have dismissed classes for a various number of days in an attempt to quell the illnesses that are rampant in the students and staff. Many are feeling the impact of viruses, flu and other illnesses. Be in […]
Thanksgiving (11/17/2016) - Our Harvest Meal is this Saturday at noon. What a great time of fellowship we will have. I love the holiday season. As family visits, church activities expand and memories are made, my prayer is that each of you will make good memories through the end of 2016. No, not everything will go according to […]
Fall Is In the Air (10/26/2016) - Finally, the cooler weather of Fall is here! I don’t know about you but I am ready for it. The turning of the leaves and the cool, crisp evenings give most of us a renewed spirit after the long, hot summer. This Fall is filled with something that most of us will be glad is […]
Dog Days of Summer (8/17/2016) - The longer summer drags on, the more I look forward to Fall. You know what I mean? Frequently, we tend to look forward to things instead of making the best out of where we are. When we are young, we long to be teens. When we are teens, we look forward to being out from […]
Happy Birthday America (7/2/2016) - I love patriotic holidays. I love being a citizen of the United States of America. It is a great nation no matter what has been happening to her in the past 8 years. While you are in services tomorrow, remember that we enjoy our freedom to worship because God allowed this nation to be formed […]
Happy Father’s Day (6/18/2016) - I had a great dad. He loved my mother, loved his six children and provided us with a Christian home and environment. I still miss him. I want to say “Thank you” to all of you men who work hard at being dads. It is not an easy task but it is certainly a rewarding […]
Community Worship Service (4/12/2016) - On Sunday May 1st, the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association (JAMA) will be hosting a community worship service at David Crockett High School at 11 a.m. in the school auditorium. Central’s services for that morning are cancelled including the Sunday School classes. Everyone is encouraged to attend the community service. Then, beginning that evening, the Community […]
Spring is here? Why is it snowing? (4/5/2016) - I love Spring. I enjoy seeing the flowers blooming, the grass turning green and all the little critters coming out. I know that some of you fight allergies and Spring is a tough time of the year for you and I regret that for you. This year’s weather is playing games, it seems. We had […]
Okay, Now What? (3/28/2016) - Easter is over. All the planning for church programs, hiding eggs (and finding most of them), wearing our pretty Easter dresses or colorful shirts, Holy Week activities, etc., are over. Now it is, in a sense, “back to normal.” But, why should that be? Aren’t we excited the other 51 weeks of the year that […]
Easter Week (3/21/2016) - This is the week of the year that many Christians consider the “Holy Week.” It brings to memory the sacrifice of Jesus for the sins of the world. As Christians, this is not an annual remembrance, however. Each Sunday we participate in communion and remember the death of Jesus. Easter is a special day that […]
Easter’s Coming (3/7/2016) - For the Christian church calendar, this is a busy time of the year. Palm Sunday is March 20th. This is the day the church celebrates as it remembers the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem the week of His death. We are amazed that the crowd here is shouting “Hosanna” and worshipping Jesus when we […]
The Extra Day (2/29/2016) - Today is February 29th. We get an extra day this year as we do every four years. What will you do with these extra 24 hours? My prayer is that we will use them wisely. Look for the good deeds God has prepared for us to do. Seek out a way to bless someone else […]
The Holiday Season (12/1/2015) - I love the holidays. From Thanksgiving through New Years is my favorite time of the year. Christmas is especially enjoyable. I suspect some of that is because of the memories I cherish from childhood and while raising my own children. Family was always important. Now, with grandchildren, Christmas is still an exciting time. I am […]
November Days (11/10/2015) - This month we get to celebrate two special days. Veterans Day is tomorrow, November 11th. Say a prayer of thanks that men and women have been willing to serve in the military. They are the reason you still have your freedoms. Then, later this month, we get to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy that day. When I […]