Category Archives: Hard times

When God speaks to you

When Jesus says, “They know not what they are doing” He is often talking about me… Continue reading

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Agreement in the UMC

The Bible is clear that God’s people are to love. In the UMC it is probably the one single thing on which every person, without exception, agrees. You might think every pastor would agree on the substitutionary atonement of the … Continue reading

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We hope they are not finished with Knobley Road

Knobley Road is a highly traveled winding road in Mineral County, WV. People who have lived out that way for years will tell you stories about walking it. They would advise against walking it today. It has been a paved … Continue reading

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Feral Cats (and people)

Diane and I know a couple, Greg and Sheri Anderson, at Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach who has been trapping feral (untamed) cats in the campground. They, along with a non-profit, primarily provide them with surgeries (so they will … Continue reading

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Do not loot in Florida after Hurricane Ian

I saw a 30 second clip of Governor Ron DeSantis answering a questions about looting in Florida after Hurricane Ian. He said he has heard that people in boats might be coming upon the battered islands trespassing upon peoples’ property … Continue reading

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Jesus meets our needs

Last night was our church’s night to provide and serve dinner for folks in and around the Union Rescue Mission. We fed about 80 people and we had chapel service for about 50 people after dinner. We also took about … Continue reading

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I Gave You Everything I Had ~ Vince Gill

Last night it was nearing bedtime and I was flipping through the TV channels. Do we still say flipping? I got caught up in a tribute to Vince Gill on Country Music Television. I know he was once the front … Continue reading

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Shot to the heart…

I pray for all the pastors who are willing to proclaim the whole truth of God, who know what a target that puts on them as they speak life to people who love the ways of a dying world. Continue reading

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Painting a picture of the God of Hope

Diane and I have been doing some indoor painting. We got the paint at Ollie’s for $15-$17 a gallon. That’s about half the price as the paint at the paint store or big box hardware stores. The color selections are … Continue reading

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A Bible Story

A couple of days ago I went to pick up a new chair that someone gave to us. We still have some furniture that is 36 years old from when we got married, including a sleeper sofa. However, in general, … Continue reading

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