Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month May 2004

Hooks & Holes

December 27,2002 I don’t normally encounter moments of deep profundity in the local Dairy Queen. For that matter, it wasn’t my local DQ. Heck, we don’t even have a DQ in Monticello. But Ranger, Texas has one, and as we… Continue Reading →

Deep Thoughts from a Banana Pad

Tom Nelson is one of my favorite Bible teachers. He says that when God reaches down and touches his finger into the stagnant pool of humanity that it sends ripples across the surface for immeasurable distances. In my experience, that… Continue Reading →

A Sheep’s Tale

I stood. The colors leapt off the shelves in front of me. With my head cocked sideways, my eyes hungrily devoured the vertical titles, one after another. I needed another book like I needed a black eye. Yet, they beckoned…. Continue Reading →

Approval Addiction

I originally wrote this intended to be an interactive Bible study for use in a small group… Hope it’s useful for you in some way… Take a look at any magazine targeting young adults today. Take a look at the… Continue Reading →

Can we say “Others?”

Sunday I taught from Philippians 2.13-14. One of the things that has continued to be evident from the study of Philippians that I’ve been doing is simply the concept of OTHERS. You can’t read the New Testament (or even the… Continue Reading →

Lunching at Popeyes

I get together with a group of college-age guys each week to encourage them and challenge them in their spiritual growth. Most of the time, we pick a book to read through and dialogue about. Right now, it’s John Piper’s… Continue Reading →

Reflections over a McGriddle

At McDonald’s this a.m., I was without a pen, so I opened my Bible to Romans 8, and I felt the leadership of His Spirit speak softly, instructing me to being again in Romans. To dive in, chew deeply. I… Continue Reading →

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