How to Melt a Frozen Heart

You don’t have to twist my arm to get me to admit that I love Disney’s animated movies.  Part of the reason is because I have small children.  But mostly, I love them because they are great movies.  The Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo, and Wreck-It Ralph all have a special place in our family’s…

It’s Good to Be an Heir

We all witnessed the hoopla surrounding the birth of Prince William and Kate’s royal baby.  I still don’t understand America’s obsession with the British royal family but here I am writing about it.  We were all on the edge of our seats waiting on his name, George Alexander Louis.  My favorite part is that this…

Teeth and Hope

One of Hannah’s top teeth is loose.  This is not the first time though.  At the end of last year, she discovered the first loose tooth on the bottom.  From the moment she found it she didn’t stop wiggling it until she finally let her Daddy pull it out.  It is quite a milestone in the life…

Transformed Mind

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  It all starts with our thinking!  God wants us to have our minds “transformed”…

Pick Your Battles

We’ve heard the slogan “choose your battles wisely” and we have agreed with it.  Fighting every battle is never wise for any individual, community, or nation.  Christians also should choose their battles wisely.  We should especially choose carefully because what we do reflects on Jesus and if we are not prudent it could reflect negatively on…

Surprised by Grace

One summer when I was in graduate school, after the finals were over and the school work was done, I decided to drive from Memphis, Tennessee to Reading, Pennsylvania to surprise my parents.  I called my sister, who was at home for the summer from Harding to make sure that everyone would be there that…

Excellence in the Year

Our theme this year at Champions where I presently serve as Education Minister is “A More Excellent Way.”  This comes from 1 Corinthians 12: 31b which says, “…I will show you the most excellent way” (NIV).  At the beginning of chapter 12, Paul opened up a discussion on Spiritual gifts and how they are being…

Encounter Life

In John 5:39-40 Jesus said these words to the Jewish leaders. “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” The Pharisees and other Jewish leaders prided themselves on how well they knew the Scriptures. …

Growing

Luke turned four last week.  How time flies.  Luke was very excited about what would happen overnight when he transformed from a three year-old to a four year-old.  He thought that we might not even recognize him the next morning.  He would be completely different, he thought, both physically and in behavior.  He said that…