Several times recently I've happened upon a particular type of small creature. It seemed like it had been a long time since I had seen one, so I especially took note of these various recurring encounters.
As we celebrate the concept of liberty this week in relation to our nation, let's also take a moment to rejoice in the liberty that we possess through Christ.
Recently, I was sitting in a park observing Alice and the White Rabbit.
Cultivate good in your heart to overcome hatred. Did you hear about the special deal offered last weekend by a well-known chain of nurseries? I'm referring to the type of place that raises and sells plants, not the kind that takes care of small children.
Recently I thought of Jesus' words to His disciples when He told them, "Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old" (Matthew 13:52).
We should allseek to improve our skills as students of God. It wasn't referred to as a graduation.
If you had driven by our church one morning recently, you might have seen the unusual sight of myself and another member of our congregation perched on the roof of our building.
Did you hear about the fight that broke out on Mount Everest a couple of weeks ago?
Recently, one of our daughters used our home for the purpose of holding a two-day garage sale. She considered it to be a better location for such an event than her residence.
Don't let external beauty distract you from God.
Ditching. the Lord's way leads to chaos. I've been enjoying watching Little League baseball games again this spring, as two of my grandsons participate in that pastime.
Last weekend I made it a point to steer clear of downtown Atlanta.
Bible promises transformation when earthly form quits.
"It just can't be.". "What can't be?". "Well, you can't be. You're gone."
Some stories always touch our hearts no matter how often we hear them. For example, can anybody watch the movie "Old Yeller" without being moved by it?
Recently, I was out and about with two of my grandsons when we stopped for lunch at a fast food restaurant.
Talk about a rude awakening. I guess you heard about the poor guy in Florida who was asleep in bed when a sinkhole opened up, swallowing him, his bed and practically the whole room.
Be like a lion and a lamb. Can you believe that the month of March is here already?
It's a big weekend for NASCAR fans as the Daytona 500 will be run. Danica Patrick made history by driving the fastest qualifying lap, making her the first woman to have the pole position for the race.
One of the top stories in the religious world this week has been the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.
In the north Georgia town in which I was born, one of the main thoroughfares was known as Atlanta Highway.
Listen to God's word and allow Him to change you. I understand that a new television show premiered recently.
You never know what you might hear when you receive public prayer requests during a church service.
Recently some of the female members of our family took a little trip up to Cleveland, Ga. to Babyland General Hospital.
I know someone who recently revealed the good news that she is expecting her first child.
God loves us more than we know. Have you started taking down your Christmas tree yet?
A good friend of mine at a local nursing home passed from this life to be with the Lord last week.
"So close! So close!" That was the anguished cry of many of us in this area last weekend as one of our college football teams fell just short of achieving a significant victory.
One day last week I received a gift one of my daughters had promised me for my birthday a couple of months ago.
This Sunday will be a special day of celebration.
I met someone recently who was telling me about the church he attends.
This October I'm doing something I haven't done in years. I've purchased and am putting up a Halloween decoration.
As I was recently returning from a meeting in middle Tennessee, I came upon a familiar stretch of interstate. It's a beautiful few miles of road that includes traveling over part of Nickajack Lake, maneuvering between high walls of rock, and going under a large railroad trestle.
I saw a political ad on TV recently that suggested that we can't trust one of the candidates for president.
During our recent trip to the beach, I saw many of the usual sights as I looked out over the ocean.
Although I've enjoyed a few mini-breaks from my regular work routine here and there, I recently took my first official week of vacation for this year.
Recently, someone introduced me to a new world -- the world of electric trains.
Following a recent Sunday worship service, our family headed to a local Chinese restaurant to enjoy the lunch buffet. After filling ourselves with the tasty cuisine, our server left us the check along with the traditional treat of a fortune cookie for each patron.
It was Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw who is credited with originally saying these inspirational words: "Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'".
Hola, y'all. No, I'm not writing this from some exotic location where they speak Spanish. It might be nice to be vacationing in Madrid or Rio, but about the closest I usually get to such a place is eating lunch at Frontera.
Last weekend, one of the top news stories was the revealing of the Republican presidential candidate's choice for his running mate.
Last week I was driving through a neighborhood when I noticed a couple of kids playing outdoors.
It seems that every set of Olympic Games has its controversies or scandals.
I've found myself uncomfortably close to some of the powerful storms that have recently come through our area.
Recently, a road maintenance crew came through the stretch of state highway in front of our church. I have to say they did one of the most thorough jobs of clearing off the right of way that I've witnessed in the 19 years we've been in that location.
In recent weeks there have been a couple of interesting road projects in the Atlanta area which have been prominent in the local news.
Do any of you remember Larry Mondello, a friend of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver on the old TV show, "Leave It to Beaver"?
"It is appointed for men to die once, but after this, the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). Did you ever watch that long-running game show, "The Price Is Right"?
As I pulled my car into a parking spot at an assisted living home, I noticed a cat sitting on the rail of the porch.
A current TV commercial depicts a variety of situations in which people are treated unjustly.