On February 24th, 2013 we posted this blog. During that time we were reading the book- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It is an important story how Henrietta’s (a black woman) lifesaving blood was used without her permission. As we Celebrate Black History month let us take a look back. At how Ms. Lacks […]

Labor Day and the Finished Work of Jesus on the Cross

Labor Day is the day we celebrate the contributions of workers that have contributed to the strength and prosperity of this country. We take pride in our labor. We find the Bible application for our Labor Day celebration in the book of Leviticus 1:1-17. In this passage, we see the labor of the priests in […]

Do We Find Purpose In Labor?

Today we will celebrate Labor Day in the United States. This is a public holiday that celebrates the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. This year we are celebrating  at a cookout eating “Fat Burgers” off the grill, and playing board games with our friends. A […]

Honoring Those We Lost This Past Week

Our hearts are heavy but not in despair. Even as we are celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin, we received news of Sen John McCain. Sen McCain is a true American hero. And we also received the news of the young people in Jacksonville, FL who fell victim to a mass shooter. But […]

Citizens of a Country

Fourth of July.  Fireworks.  Families sit on lawns. Kids ride bicycles.  In the warm generosity of this night, the neighborhood remembers it’s heroes. Not for battles won, or points on the map, or even decorations for valor. But they remember the kid who lived here, grew up here, who played basketball on a hoop fastened […]

Don’t Look at the Wind

6 years ago on March 12th, 2012 we posted this blog and the words then are still so relevant today with everything going on. Scripture Reference:  Matthew 14:22-33 Several months ago while studying the New Testament, I read these words, “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, Lord […]


We grew up watching Rev Graham’s television crusades. What impressed me most was the consistency. At the end of every sermon you would hear the song “Just as I am” and see hundreds and thousands of people streaming forward. We watched Rev Graham on worldwide television preach the Gospel “In season and out of season”. […]


When we experience the totality of love our lives change. We respond differently when someone says that they are in love. Even if you were not expecting love it usually brings a smile to one’s face, and a happy feeling in your heart. But not all love is the same. Sometimes we love on different […]

Remember Our Heroes

This is a photo I found of my father during WWII.  From what he told me this was most probably taken in 1945 on the Island of Okinawa.  His service company was stationed there.  Interestingly I think I can still find those overalls! He joked once that he suffered from “shell shock”.  But he certainly […]

Do I Really Understand?

“The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” Proverbs 20:24 NLT Has anything happened in your life lately that you have had to stop and say, “I really don’t understand.” This might be your thoughts all the time. Perhaps you feel lost just by waking up each morning. Nothing […]