Pastor Steve’s Blog

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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...

How’s Your Driving?

It is rush-hour traffic in Carrollton, which means Friday afternoon on 27 South towards Wal-Mart.  There is a stressed-out woman who is tailgating a man.  Suddenly the light ahead of him turns to yellow and he does the right thing by hitting his brakes and stopping. ...

Two Buckets

We were eating at Fuddruckers, a hamburger joint across the street from the Rome Braves stadium—we meaning Sheri, me, our then 10-year-old Natalie, and her friend Kaylin. Upon finishing our fat-laced, calorie-filled supper, we would head to the game. The girls had...

Childish or Childlike?

A son was awakened by his mother one Sunday for church. He told her he did not want to go. “I’m not going this morning,” he said. “I’m giving up church.” “Why?” his mother asked patiently. “Because no one likes me or is friendly to me and besides, it is boring. Give...

What Do You Remember?

People ask me “How do you put together a sermon or article?” Well, that depends. The ideal way is for it to start with a Bible text, and then in the holy confines of my study, the Holy Spirit visits and inspires words to say.  Often it’s not quite so holy an event. ...

Mother’s Day Reflections

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five- and six-year-old class.  After explaining the fifth commandment to “Honor your father and mother,” she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and...

Sacred Threads

Leisure suits were the worst fashion statement in the history of this country.  My dad had one back in the 70s—yellow.  Christian people seemed to be fond of them; I don’t know why.  Leisure suits set back the Kingdom of God a thousand years. Today, TV preachers with...

Being Nice

Jesus was a nice guy.  Most of the time.  But he wasn’t always nice.  I am a nice guy, most of the time.  My family can tell you when I am not.  I always try to be nice out in public. I have been in Carrollton long enough that I now have two clearly defined roles in...

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