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"He Who Has Ears"

One autumn afternoon my twin sister and I were ripping up the soil in my grandmother's fallow garden. We were only five-years-old, and my sister, in her clod-crushing zeal, miscalculated the distance at which I was standing from her. I was summarily…
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"Are You Sure It's Monday? By Rodney Tilley

I am sitting here writing this article on Monday, trying to have a little time off and doing a little work at the same time. Monday, for a pastor is usually his day off, but I seldom seem to find time for doing nothing, but to be honest, I do not like…
0 03-19-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Behind Every Beatiful Thing" by Ronnie McBrayer

In his short life Vincent Van Gogh produced hundreds of watercolor paintings, sketches, and prints – some of which are the most valued in the world – now fetching tens of millions of dollars at auctions or private sales. Van Gogh's posthumous…
0 03-12-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Maybe It Is Time To Change" by Rodney Tilley

Recently, I decided it was time for a change. As I approached my 63rd birthday, I began to think I should make some changes in the way I live. I have always drove Morris automobiles, and I have owned a Morris convertible, a Morris truck, a Morris woody…
0 03-05-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Simplify, Simplify" by Ronnie McBrayer

Last summer an unfortunate woman was found dead in the basement of her Connecticut home, found eventually, that is. It took rescuers several days to retrieve her body as the first floor of her house had collapsed on her, apparently under the weight of…
0 02-26-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Hijacked" by Rodney Tilley

A few years ago it seemed that "hijacking" was a popular or trendy thing to do. Terrorists would hijack a plane or passenger ship and threaten to blow it up unless certain demands were met. They would hijack the passengers and the captain and…
0 02-19-2015 in Religion Read More ›

"Stay Connected To The Source" by Ronnie McBrayer

John Savely bought his daughter, Debbie, a Bible for her seventh birthday. Before she graduated from high school, her father had died. That Bible became a revered keepsake, but she lost it in 1974, while attending Tennessee's Volunteer State Community…
0 02-12-2015 in Religion Read More ›

Religion: "Looking Like Dad"

"You know, you look just like your father," Ms. Jackson replied as she saw me after many years of my being away. I thought it was a compliment and I hope it is, but after thinking about it, I am not sure. I would have been really proud to have…
0 02-05-2015 in Religion Read More ›

Religion: "Trying To Get It Together"

I was talking to a friend tonight and we were asking ourselves the same question, "When do you get it together?" When does the world smooth out and you coast? When do you get to ride your bicycle down the hill, feet upon the handlebars, with…
0 01-22-2015 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "The Discovery of Forgiveness" by Ronnie McBrayer

Four-hundred and ninety times. That was Jesus' answer to the question, "How many times should I forgive someone who has offended me." I don't think Jesus was being literal; how I wish he were!. Then there would at least be a boundary.…
0 01-15-2015 in Religion Read More ›