Every time an angel shows up in scripture some of the first words spoken are, “Fear Not!” An angel appears to Zechariah in the temple to tell him that he and his wife will have a son and says, “Fear Not!” An angel appears to Mary to tell her she is going to be theContinue reading “Faith Lift: Act Accordingly!”
When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon it was a seminal moment. The world was watching. We didn’t have 24 hour news stations, but the news stations we had were tuned in. We’ve come a long way since we heard words coming from the man ON the moon, “That’s one small step for man, oneContinue reading “Faith Lift: Small Steps”
Last Saturday we had an extra day–February 29th. This Sunday we Spring Forward in order to get an extra hour of daylight. This week we have Spring Break–an extra week off from school. When you don’t have kids in school, Spring Break is just another week. The month of March is known for March Madness—theContinue reading “Faith Lift: Spring Break”
Don’t you wish life was like playing chess with a computer? Don’t you wish you could click on “game” and have a drop down menu that would offer you the opportunity to undo, to back up, to take another run, to learn
Like a roomful of dominoes standing on their ends in a conga line around a room, Jackie Robinson was the first domino to fall that opened the way for Major League Sports to be integrated.
Human beings are naturally self-centered. In fact so are other animals. No one gives a hot dog to one dog among 3 and expects him to share. This trait manifests itself early in life. Infants and toddlers expect, even demand, to be the center of attention.
In case you haven’t heard, I did not win the lottery. I did not win because I did not purchase a ticket. I decided to keep my dollar. As one man said, “I went to Las Vegas recently. I lost my car, I lost my watch, I lost my money. I lost everything but myContinue reading “Faith Lift: Gamble on God”
This prayer is one that I submit as a follow up to my last Sunday’s sermon Lord, teach us the difference between being happy and experiencing joy. Adjust our attitudes to realize we have nothing without you in our lives, and that we are blessed when we’re on top of the world and when we’reContinue reading “Faith Lift: May We Live in Such a Way”
In 1990, a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina prayed a simple prayer: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat,” That prayer inspired a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world. HisContinue reading “Faith Lift: Souper Bowl of Caring”
It was a joy to share a first Sunday with you. I know the service went a little long, but I will eventually get the kinks worked out Many thanks to Jo Ann and Gerald and Joel for their help in acclimating me to how things are done, and responding to some of my “fresh eyes” questions. WeContinue reading “Faith Lift: Shout of Joy”