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I Don’t Understand

In 1 Corinthians 13:11, the apostle Paul writes: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child:  but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  During our childhood, most of us took great pleasure in opening a coloring book and a box...

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The Seasons

I love the different seasons God has created. However, the seasons Georgia has to offer us tend to be a little different than those in several other locations. Take the season of pollen, or maybe the rainy season. These seasons are less desirable to me than others.All joking aside, isn’t it wonderful to watch the...

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ARE YOU A CHANNEL OR A RESERVOIR?

Lake Hartwell is one of the largest, most popular, and most picturesque lakes in the Southeast. It comprises some 56,000 acres and borders both Georgia and South Carolina. The lake is a reservoir, created in the early 1950’s by Hartwell Dam, located on the Savannah River. A reservoir is simply a collection place of water...

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The Greatest Response Is Love

Corrie Ten Boom and her family helped many Jews escape the holocaust, and even hid Jews in their own home. When they were discovered, they were arrested, and Corrie and her sister were sent to a concentration camp where they faced great suffering. Corrie’s sister died at age 59 in the camp. Some would say...

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Embrace The Pause

There is a particular dynamic that comes with growing up in a large family. There isactivity, busyness, and hurry with an emphasis on getting things done so as to not stepon another’s progress. The clatter of the kitchen, the clamor for a bathroom and thechatter of siblings was common and constant. There was never a...

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Sheltered in the Arms of God

We find ourselves going through something that none of us have ever gone through before, a world-wide pandemic.  It definitely makes for times of uncertainty.  There are many things to be uncertain about and we have many questions.   Will I contact the COVID-19 virus?  Will my family be okay through this crisis?  How will my...

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Cemetery Contemplations

If you have ever spent any time visiting a cemetery then you have no doubt seen some very interesting epitaphs. Some are very funny such as, “I told you I was sick”, and “Here lies the body of Emily White, she signaled left, and then turned right.” Some are very thought provoking such as, “Remember...

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A New Era

As I was checking off my “to-do” list this week, I became a bit melancholy when I realized I wouldn’t be sending out the weekly service order email to our staff and worship team. Just a few months ago I was contemplating how monotonous it had become to carry out this task each week. I...