Praises to God

What a great week last week was.  Yes, it was the week after Easter but it was much more than that.  Friday we received some news reports.  My son-in-law was granted tenure at East Tennessee State University where he teaches.  The president of ETSU, who had been offered a job leading the University of Tennessee, […]

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Easter: Now What

The Christian calendar has two really big days on it, Easter and Christmas.  And, of course, these are special days in the history of Christianity.  Christmas represents the birth of Jesus (no, I’m not going to get into the argument about whether the day is correct).  As Philippians tells us, Jesus left the splendors of […]

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A Busy Time

Wow, do we have a lot going on right now. This weekend is the Will Graham Celebration Friday through Sunday at Freedom Hall. What a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend of worship and to introduce people to Jesus.  Sunday morning at 9 is our 5th Sunday breakfast potluck. Then, during worship at 10:30, our […]

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Snow Again?

Are we having fun yet?  I woke up to 4″ of snow at our house this morning.  ETSU is closed for the day because of accumulated ice in the parking lots and on the sidewalks.  I just love this East Tennessee weather.  Spring is next week but we will have to wait and see how […]

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Happy New Year

Well, I may be a little behind in posting but I’m back. We ended the last and started this New Year with weather that few people enjoyed. The pipes froze at the church building and just getting outside was not much fun. Even my dogs wanted nothing to do with going out which created a […]

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A Church Mourns

Shootings in churches seems to be something becoming all too common. I suppose, in one sense, it is nothing new. People have burned Synagogues, bombed churches where Black people worship and attacked different Mosques for centuries. Yet, somehow it means more now, to me, at least, than it has in the past. Yes, I hate […]

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Fall Is In the Air – Finally

Wow, the weather has changed and the nights are brisk. The forecast is for snow this coming Monday just in time for Halloween to be freezing! Did you get used to the nice warm weather we had for most of October? Some of us were looking forward to the cooler weather while others would gladly […]

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Storms Are Everywhere

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 […]

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Let There Be Darkness

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 […]

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The 4th and Beyond

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 […]

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