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
We are all familiar with the story of the virgin Mary. The Bible account of her life and Jesus’ birth is read by millions every December, and countless people have been named after her. Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel who was sent from God to ask Mary to make a very difficult decision.… Read More Weekly Devotional | Mary Was A Difference Maker
By REV. SETH BUCKNER Many folks enjoy bird watching. One of my daughters put out a hummingbird feeder this fall for a school project, and what joy she had to see them hover in to drink. It was pretty cute to watch her sit at the window watching those little birds fly around. Her enthusiasm about the venture… Read More Weekly Devotional | Is God a Bird Watcher?
By REV. SETH BUCKNER Psalm 42:1 tells us, “As the hart (deer) panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” I write these thoughts from a deer stand as I watch the beginning of another beautiful East Texas day. Some folks across the country think that East Texans don’t appreciate… Read More Weekly Devotional | Thanksgiving from a Deer Stand
Our safety is in God’s hands these days—we had better not forget that. Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” I trust in God fully, but I would be a fool not to be thankful for another person who keeps us… Read More Weekly Devotional | Thankful for Our Veterans
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, but both commercially and culturally it is the most ignored. It is sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, the most lucrative seasons. Turkeys are not the most romantic birds (understatement of the year), so not much appeals to the advertisers and stores. For many, Thanksgiving represents… Read More Weekly Devotional | Being Thankful (Part 1)