Month: April 2019

What Do Grapevines Produce?

AS A BOY growing up in East Tennessee, I often marveled at my Father’s keen ability to raise grapes.  He loved grapes and homemade grape jelly (he still does), and that love was seen in his devotion and care for his vines.  He mulched…

Where was Josephine?

SHE SHOWED UP on our front door step.  Even though she was outside at the time, I could hear her distinctive “meow” throughout the house.  We had a cat at the time, but Lucky’s voice has a much lower tone and pitch, so I knew…

What’s On Your Agenda Today?

IT WAS TUESDAY morning, October 17, 1995. I had just gotten off of the phone with Mom.  She started out the conversation with, “I’m not quite sure how to tell you this, but…” “But” sounded pretty ominous to me, and as it turned it,…

Have You Started a Fight?

SOME OF MY preaching brethren seem, dare I say it, seem “eager” to pick a fight. Virtually every sermon that emanates from their pulpit is an attempt to expose falsehood, refute error, or uncover a deceptive wolf among the sheep. Folks in the assembly…

Did You Get the Ax?

“HUSBANDS, LIKEWISE, DWELL with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hinders” (1 Pet. 3:17). Every Christian husband wants to believe that…