Pastor Steve’s Blog

To read any of the articles listed below, just click on the title!

A Word on Words

Diddlysquat is a wonderful word. It is not a fancy word, but it is a long, wonderful word. It is a negative word, a pejorative word. If someone doesn’t know diddlysquat about something then they really don’t know anything about it. Another great word is thingamajig....

One Hit Wonders

I preached a sermon several years ago that was very good.  The reason I know it was good is because several people said that it was.  After church, folk shook my hand and said, “That was a good one.”  Now, truthfully, they say that every Sunday, just being nice.  But...

The Pastor/Principal Principle

A few years ago at our Vacation Bible School, one of the kids from the community was in the hallway where pictures of the current (“yours truly”) and former pastors of the church are displayed. There are several, of course, some going back to the founding of our...

Reflections on Ernest T. and Willie

Ernest T. Bass is one of my all-time favorite TV characters.  He only appeared in a few episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show.”  He was a first class hillbilly, known for throwing rocks through windows. One episode was called “The Education of Ernest T. Bass,” in which...

Famous Last Words

The words “It’s a good snake” are like someone saying, “It was a good 18 car pile-up” or “It was a good root canal.” People say the craziest things. They look at you with a straight face and say, “It’s a good snake.” I guess you can get by with saying that about a...

Moving In

It’s that time of year. Kids are moving out and moving in.  The moving out part is hard for parents; the moving in part is exciting for the kids. We moved one out years ago, as we dropped our son off at college.  We drove a block or two away from that freshman dorm,...

Bea’s Monster

The year was 1992 and it was the National League Championship Series between the Braves and Pirates.  Game seven.  Two outs in the ninth.  Base hit to left and Sid Bream, Braves first baseman, who ran about as fast as a crippled turtle, came home with the winning...

Kick It

I hope you have enjoyed the World Cup as much as I have. It doesn’t seem to matter who’s playing, the excitement is terrific.  I found myself yelling at the TV for Croatia in the penalty kick overtime game versus Russia.  By the way, 6.6 million watched it on TV in...

Wise or Otherwise?

Russell Johnson, who played the role of the Professor on the 60s hit sitcom, “Gilligan’s Island” passed away a few years ago. Of that entire crew, Gilligan, Skipper, Ginger, Thurston Howell III, his wife Lovey, and Mary Ann, the Professor was the only one who had any...

Deviled Eggs

Someone asked, “Who died?” They asked the question with all seriousness and sincerity. They asked the question because someone brought a plate of deviled eggs to the fellowship hall. That almost never happens unless someone has died. The reason, by the way, that...

Pin It on Pinterest