Our Creed, the Jesus Creed

Some of you are raising, or lowering, your eyebrows right now. You are thinking, “A creed? We don’t do creeds in the Churches of Christ.” But we should know that creeds are not necessarily bad. They are simply summaries of belief.  And besides, the creed that I am referring to is not the creed of just any man or…

All In: Hearts and Hands Together

A couple of Sundays ago, the Okolona Church of Christ where I preach, began a six week series entitled “ALL IN: Hearts and Hands Together.” The goal of this series is for everyone to gain a clear understanding of: Our Creed Our Prayer Our Mission Our Community Our Towel I will post about each of…

The Greatest Mystery

Life is filled with mystery.  Paul Coelho remind us, “We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.”  A mystery is something that is difficult or impossible to explain or understand. The origin of the world and the beginning of life is mysterious.  Some want to explain it…

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…

Shock and Awe

Do you remember the first time you discovered that someone you looked up to had a glaring flaw or made a terrible mistake? Maybe it was a parent, a friend, a peer, a coworker, or someone you idolized in professional sports or popular culture. Sometimes people in our lives do things that shock us. We’ve…

Made of More

Beer companies spend a lot of money on advertising but few have communicated such a touching message as this one.  A toast to Guinness, whose slogan is “Made of More,” which is apparently Irish for “making a grown American man shed a tear watching this commercial.” What do you do for others to make them…

Run to Your Father

The most famous if not the most fascinating story of David’s life is when he faced the overgrown Philistine warrior named Goliath.  Goliath was 10 feet tall and was strong enough to wear a coat of armor that weighed 125 pounds. He even carried a spear that had a 15 pound iron point. A warrior to…