I miss Scooby-Doo. When I was a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were a thing. We didn’t have a Cartoon Network or a YouTube in our pocket. Instead we got our cartoons on Saturday mornings. And on Saturday mornings I would get up early and head to the kitchen. Generally, my dad would be up making […]



This is Minister Appreciation Month. The running joke among church of Christ preachers goes “or as we in churches of Christ call it … October.” Most churches in our brotherhood totally ignore this. Now that’s not a big deal and I don’t mean to denigrate those brothers, but I have been bragging to my friends […]

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Some Things You Don’t Play With.

In 1969, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, a group of people were preparing to have a “hurricane party” in the face of a storm named Camille. We don’t know if these folks were overconfident, overzealous or simply overly intoxicated. What we do know is that the wind was howling outside the posh Richelieu Apartments when Police […]

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40 Days of Fervent Prayer

Sunday Huntsville Church of Christ was challenged to enter into 40 days of fervent prayer. We strive to be a people of prayer. We want to seek God and His leadership instead of trusting in our own performance or abilities. So we set out to engage Him in prayer. First, we will add “Your kingdom […]

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Fish In the Net

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. 48When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. […]

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The Price of Freedom

In October of 1781, General Cornwallis marched his British troops into Yorktown. The patriots to the south had wreaked havoc on his redcoat army, and he was hoping to rendezvous with the British Navy on Chesapeake Bay. American and French troops, however, anticipating Cornwallis’s plan, pounded them with cannon fire, while the French fleet cut […]

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Between the Steps

“A university professor tells of being invited to speak at a military base in December and their meeting an unforgettable soldier named Ralph. Ralph had been sent to meet him at the airport; and after they had introduced themselves, they headed toward the baggage claim. As they walked down the concourse, Ralph kept disappearing — […]

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The Wisdom of the Shepherd

British shepherds often take sheep and rams, one by one, and throw them into a dipping trough, a huge vat filled with an antiseptic liquid. The shepherd must completely submerge each animal, holding its ears, eyes, and nose under the surface. It is of course horribly frightening for the sheep. And if any of the […]

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Blessed to Bless

Second Kings 7 tells a fascinating story of four lepers who sat at the gate of Samaria at a time when the city was under siege. Things had gotten so bad inside the city that women were eating their own children to survive. But Elisha the prophet had predicted something that seemed utterly impossible, that the […]

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