Two years ago, this writer was sitting outside of a large grocery store on Valentine’s evening near closing time. Several customers hurriedly exited with balloons and flowers. Even though they waited until the last-minute, they still wanted to show love to a special somebody. Lots of money will be spent this week on flowers, candy,… Read More Weekly Devotional | A Special Valentine Combination
While Texas is temporarily experiencing unusually warm weather, other locations around the country have not been so fortunate. Western ski resorts have had to close because as much as nine feet of snow and fifty miles per hour wind. Vesta Kelly said, “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they… Read More Weekly Devotional | God and the Weather
An important football game is coming this weekend between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. Maybe you have heard of it. The Super Bowl is one of the year’s biggest sporting events. Over one hundred million people will watch the game on Sunday. What could be bigger? Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy shared… Read More Weekly Devotional | Bigger than the Super Bowl
Can you remember the last time you had a really good laugh? I mean that uncontrolled, shaking all over kind that leaves your eyes red and ribs hurting. Norman Cousins was an influential writer who contracted an unexplained, crippling disease. While hospitalized, doctors told him to get his affairs into order. Cousins checked out of… Read More Weekly Devotional | Laughing Christians
The technology of 2019 and the ease in shopping online is incredible. Recently, Heritage Baptist Church’s office placed an online ink cartridge order on a Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning FedEx delivered it. That is truly amazing! Communicating with phones has never been more versatile and comfortable. The world literally is only a click away. Whether… Read More Weekly Devotional | Timeout!
Actor Spencer Tracy said, “Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.” Having a water leak in your plumbing system is not fun, especially if it cannot be located easily. Water follows the path of least resistance and where you see water surface is often not where the problem is. Experts in… Read More Weekly Devotional | Do You Have A Leak?
The new year has arrived, and with it, comes a clean slate with infinite possibilities. Some people will resolve to start diet and exercise and the gym will be filled with people working off the holiday pounds. Maybe the year’s resolution will be to read more or to love more or to travel more. Whatever you resolve to… Read More Weekly Devotional | Time for Resolutions
It is hard to believe that Christmas is over for another year. The year 2018 has flown by, and a new year is about to begin. Before embarking on this fresh start do not forget there are still a few important days left before the year concludes. One key to starting the new year well… Read More Weekly Devotional | How To Finish
If there is one thing that this pastor has learned it is that people love their pets. Most of my church members have pets that they love, and many are part of their family. Being covered in pet hair is sometimes part of making pastoral house calls, especially if you sit in the pet’s favorite… Read More Weekly Devotional | A Biblical Perspective on Pets
Countless Americans have followed closely the funeral of former President George H. W. Bush. Presidents, kings, dignitaries, and their entourages gathered to pay their respects to the Bush family. The services and burial were handled with class and dignity as the world watched. After all the fanfare dies down, the excitement ceases, and the news… Read More Weekly Devotional | Death of a President