Pastor Steve’s Blog

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Keeping Score

I’ve got to get a job there. Got to.  The pay is pretty good I hear, but the catch is, I’d have to move to Dayton, Tennessee.  The Lazy-Boy Company has a plant there that employs a few thousand people and they make recliners.  At any given time twenty five...

Home Remedies

This time of year it seems that everyone has the cruds.  So, once I asked a group of senior citizens for some home remedies. They said, if a child has the cruds, put them in the shower, close the door, and get the bathroom steamy. They shared lots of other home...

CAVE People

CAVE people are Citizens Against Virtually Everything.  Every community has them and I guess every church too. We have a church member who says that he has been against every change we have ever done at church. I think he’s kidding! In my mind, baseball sports writers...

Reflections on Broccoli (and People)

I spent a morning at our daughter’s school when she was just a kid. I had lunch there with a few hundred of her closest friends.  The menu for the day was a choice of spaghetti, pizza, or a sandwich, along with some green things such as salad and broccoli. All the...

Spellin’

My dad was really smart, especially with numbers.  That made him a really good card player, by the way, which, even if I had inherited those genes, would have done me no good as a Baptist minister.  Anyway, he was good at math, but no good at spelling.  Apparently the...

Counting Backwards

Parents teach their kids to count backwards. Why? I haven’t a clue unless it is to show them off. “Junior, show Uncle Bob how you can count backwards from ten.”  I had always figured the only good use for such knowledge and ability is if one works for NASA:  “Ten,...

The Odd Couple

I stared at them for about fifteen minutes. They were an older couple, maybe mid-seventies, and they were sitting on a bench in Chick-Fil-A.  They were separated by about five feet.  For those fifteen minutes they did not look up or look at each other. If they still...

Share the Warmth

I had Christmas on December 1. I know Christmas Day in December 25, but I had Christmas on December 1. I’ve had this running argument with both of my kids that I don’t want Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.  They both love Christmas and given the chance, will...

Artificial or Real?

Artificial or Real?

The two best Christmas presents I have ever gotten were not under the tree. They were in a maternity ward—one in Texas and the other in Carrollton. Our two children, Tyler and Natalie, came into this world in December (21st and 5th), without the standard Christmas...

Rake or Resume

My Christmas got better when I saw him. It doesn’t take much these days for me to have a good Christmas.  Some new socks and t-shirts under the tree will do. A good report from the doctor on the annual check-up doesn’t need to be wrapped—just the words “your numbers...

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