Moving Rocks

Recently, I had the honor of eating lunch with Dr. Tom Tucker, Pastor of First Baptist Church in West Point, Georgia.  As we were leaving to go to lunch, Tom showed me the “Community Garden” that is located across the street from the main entrance of the church.  The...

Leaving a Mark

I grew up at 38 Border Road in LaGrange, Georgia.  My family was so poor we couldn’t even pay attention!  Oh, we were happy and well adjusted; we were just poor!  But the truth is that growing up poor teaches you how to make adjustments, adapt to your circumstances,...

The Unseen Areas of Our Lives

Colossians 3:23-24(KJV) “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” As I write this column today I am reminded of the old saying:  “No...

Dark Moments

Sometimes God uses the most difficult situations, the dark moments of our lives, to produce the most poignant, significant, and beautiful moments of ministry. Charles F. Weigle is a good point-in-case of what I am talking about.  He was an itinerant evangelist and...

Landfill Harmonics

In his book, “The End of Me,” author Kyle Idleman tells about a town in Paraguay, South America, which is built around a garbage dump.  Every day 1,500 tons of trash is added to this dump.  The people of the town make their living by scavenging through the dump...

It’s Not Okay

Several years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor of the LaGrange Daily News expressing my displeasure about a political cartoon they printed vilifying Chick-Fil-A for its stance supporting traditional marriage.  And while Chick-Fil-A’s stance on traditional marriage...