Friday, September 30, 2011

"Jesus didn't come to show us the way.  He came to become the Way for us."

Friday, September 23, 2011


I wanted to take a moment to stop and thank everyone for your many kind encouragements over the last year.
  2010 was an extremely difficult year for me and your support has made 2011 a great deal better than last year.  The church at Lebanon provided me with a great opportunity to rest and recover during the later part of 2010 and I am so thankful for their continued confidence in my abilities and ministry.  My family has been a wonderful source of encouragement and support through the last several years in dealing with my health challenges.  My doctors and counselors have been a wonderful help in providing me with the best possible care.  My friends who I stay in contact with via the Internet have provided needed counsel and support.
Thanks again for all your acts of kindness.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
-Carl Sandburg

Monday, September 12, 2011

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
-Jim Elliot

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"You need a 1300 SAT just to watch it."
-ESPN commentator referring to the Duke-Stanford football game

Friday, September 9, 2011

Gettysburg Address

Recently a proposition to build a casino 1/2 mile from the National Military Park at Gettysburg, PA, was defeated.  Men who, while approaching the Civil War from the angles of filmmaker, writer, actor, composer and Medal of Honor recipent, offered their free services to the defeating of this proposal.  They are voices made famous in documentary and feature films associated with the Civil War.  Thankfully in America we still value and hold sacred certain places and how they have impacted our national conscience.  May it ever be so.

"Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment."
-C.S. Lewis in The Problem of Pain

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally."
-Marilynne Robinson in Gilead

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Your extremity is God’s opportunity. The difficulty all along has been to get to the end of you; for when a man gets to the end of himself, he has reached the beginning of God’s working."
-Charles Spurgeon

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"It is perilously easy to have amazing sympathy with God's truth and remain in sin."
-Oswald Chambers

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

"Live so that if anything bad is said about you, your friends won't believe it and your enemies can't prove it."
-Marshall Keeble

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Death of Virginia Holiday

Brandon and I in 2001 at Sardis Lake Christian Camp
I learned a few moments ago of the death of the mother of my dear friend, Brandon Holiday.  Brandon and I were roommates for three years at Freed-Hardeman University and friends from church camp.  Please keep Brandon, his father Wayne and sister Jasmine in your thoughts and prayers.