Pastor Steve’s Blog

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That Guy

Every Sunday I do a “sermon in a sack,” which is a cute name for the children’s sermon.  Lots of precious little kids skip down the church’s aisle and plop down in front of me, eagerly waiting to discover the contents in “the sack.”  Okay, eagerly might be a tad...

Pa Cooked on a Boat

I have a good friend named Randall who grew up in Mississippi and, as a kid, he used to love to go and see his grandmother and grandfather, whom he affectionately knew as Ma and Pa.  Ma was a great cook.  Womenfolk in that part of Mississippi knew how to cook, and Ma...

The Shape of Cars

When I was 10, I dreamed of getting a new bike—a Huffy Convertible they were called. Best bike ever made. When Natalie was 10 years old, she told me that when she gets a car, she knows what shape car she wants. I told her it will be shaped like a tank. Seriously, she...

Why is the Bible so Thick?

Three men died and met St. Peter at the pearly gates.  St. Peter says to the first one: “Let’s see, you have lived an outstanding life.  You haven’t committed any major sins and you have never been in trouble with the law.  You have been faithful in...

Coffee Dirge

My morning ritual is to read the newspaper and drink coffee.  (In this computer and iPhone age, where news is gotten from the internet, there are still some of us who do that religiously.)Those are the first things I do every morning without exception and without...

October Skies – Two Years In

Perhaps the turning of the calendar means nothing to you. (Truth is, I don’t turn a calendar any more.  My iPhone does it for me.)  The transition from September to October has great meaning for me. There was a time in my life when October was my favorite month. ...

Judge Not

I was riding through the country not too far from our church with a friend. As we rode through the beautiful countryside, this friend pointed to a vacant lot.  All that was left of an old house was a fireplace and chimney. He pointed at the vacant lot and said that in...

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...

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