What Kind of Soil Are You?

In Matthew 13 and Luke 8 the parable of the soils is found. There is the soil of the wayside. There is the soil in the stony places. There is the soil among the thorns and there is the good kind of soil. Most of would like to be the good kind of soil but are we? Most of us would like to think that our friends are good soil, but that does not make it so. We need to take a good hard look at what kind of soil we are. Within the Future...


What is the sweetest thing to you? Is it chocolate? Is it a cake or a pie? What about someone knowing your name? “But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name” (3 John 14). What about those who are not your close friends? Did you ever have someone miss your name to your face? Some have thought I was someone else and some have called me by someone else’s name this was all done right...Continue reading

How Great Thou Art!

This song was written in 1886 and arranged to music in 1949. We all know this song and it is very beloved. The second verse contains these words, “When through the woods and forest glades I wander and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; When I look down from lofty mountains grandeur and heard the brook and feel the gentle breeze.”  When in the Smoky Mountains this past week these words became very much alive to me. We could not hear the birds up where we went hiking and the gentle breeze was...


February 14 is fast approaching! It is a day we have set aside for “love.” Hallmark has started a new idea in that is a love for us. The commercial shows a couple and the voice over talks about not love for one or the other but a love for us. Husbands are to love their wives Ephesians 5:25 and wives are to be taught to love their husbands Titus 2:4. Love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 as: “ Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not...

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