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"In Scorn of the Consequences" by Ronnie McBrayer

"If there was one last crust of bread in this town, it would be mine." That's a quote from a rather pretentious member of the clergy, stating how God would take care of him should the world come unhinged tomorrow. "Everyone else may starve,"…
0 07-30-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Safer Among The Christian Savages"

Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac." So said Nicole Kidman to Tom Cruise in the movie, "Days of Thunder." It was a fictional scene, of course, but I'm sure it's a mantra she repeated often over the course of their decade-long…
0 07-23-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Trust the Coach" by Ronnie McBrayer

This year I've been coaching Little League baseball. It has been a lot of fun, for the most part, because 12-year-olds experience the whole "Field of Dreams" mystique in a way that is lost on older players. It is also a marvelous thing to…
0 06-18-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Naming The Baby" by Pastor Rodney Tilley

I was born many moons ago and given a name for which I had no control over. I do not know why I was given this name, but maybe there was a relative or an actor who was popular at the moment; I really don't know. But I do know this; I was confused…
0 06-11-2015 in Religion by admin Read More ›

"Keep Moving" By Ronnie McBrayer

In your mind's eye, envision that you are leaving for a family vacation at the beach. With the June calendar now upon us, this isn't a stretch of the imagination. More than 60 million Americans will travel to the sand and surf over the course…
0 06-04-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Too Much Of A Good Thing" By Rodney Tilley

You all have heard the saying about having, "too much of a good thing," and I think it is probably true for most of the time. For example, we have been hearing about the areas in Texas under drought conditions and people were crying out for their…
0 05-28-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Grace Fills Empty Spaces" by Ronnie McBrayer

In her book Gravity and Grace, the late Simone Weil wrote, "Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it." With those words she emphasizes a spirituality which for the most part has been only a minority…
0 05-21-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"The Mystery Of It All" by Rodney Tilley

Just finished watching an old television mystery, the kind where it leaves you hanging until the end, and just when you think you know, a new fact is revealed and all your theories of "who done it" were found to be incorrect. It may be the old…
0 05-14-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"You Are Stuck With You" by Ronnie McBrayer

Recently, on a visit to my hometown, I took the time to drive by the house that had been my childhood home. It was the first time I had seen it in nearly two decades. It was largely unchanged except that it seemed so much smaller. Surely, the house,…
0 05-07-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Neil Diamond" by Rodney Tilley

It is 4:00 in the morning and I have been singing in my head the songs of Neil Diamond for the last two hours. I found an old cd the other day with the classic hits of Neil Diamond and I listened to the double album, reminiscing, but sad to say, the…
0 04-30-2015 in Religion Read More ›