Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from September 2019

A Muddy Hole

I like the joke about the man who got stuck in a muddy hole. In exchange for $50, a farmer offered to tow out the car with his tractor. The traveler gratefully accepted. “You know,” said the farmer, “you’re the tenth fella I have pulled out today.” The driver was shocked: “Really? When do you…

In It Together

In his commentary on the book of James, George Stulac tells the following story: My wife’s father was in Europe for the first two years of her childhood. There were long stretches of those two years during which my mother-in-law had no word from her husband and did not know anything of his safety. When…

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Focus on One Thing

Nick Saban, the head coach at Alabama since 2007, has won six national championships in his college coaching career. For that reason, he is paid handsomely — $8.6 million a year. And people listen when he talks football. In an interview with Fox Sports Radio some years ago, he said that “we are trying to…

Dinner with Family

Dinner with Family meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30- 6:45. It’s okay if you are late . You are still welcome. Only $2 dollars for each person or $5 dollars for a family. Joyce and Paula want to especially encourage Christian men to come and lead the prayer before the meal! And if you cannot…

Feelings Follow Thoughts

Feelings don’t readily submit to marching orders. A familiar hymn says, “Sing and be happy.” I’ve always liked that song — its pep and positive message. Everyone doesn’t see it in the same way, though. We certainly can choose to sing, but deciding to be happy is a real challenge, especially for people struggling with…