Spreading Love Beyond Valentine’s Day

Now that the chocolate has been eaten and the rose petals thrown out, it’s time for a little post-Valentine’s Day reflection. Sure, we all enjoyed the candy, flowers, and intimate dinners, but let’s take a moment to consider something deeper. Valentine’s Day often shines a spotlight on romantic love, which is fantastic, but it’s just... Continue Reading →

Opportunity Awaits!

The following illustration is amusing to me, but also demonstrates that we often see things differently depending on our perspective. There were once two salesmen who went to Africa to open new sales territories. Three days after they arrived, the first salesman faxed a message: “I will be returning home on the next plane. I... Continue Reading →

Resolved or Not Resolved

With each new year many people pledge to do better, to stop bad habits, or to begin new practices by making resolutions.  While not related to the dawn of a new year, Jonathan Edwards, as a nineteen-year-old in 1722 and 1723, wrote 70 such resolutions. Stephen Nicols explains that Edwards, amidst the uncertainty and flux... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Kentucky Baptists!!

Good cold, December morning.  I understand that dreaded word “snow” may be in the forecast this week.  I love snow, that is as long as I can stay in and look at it.  There is just a quietness, a calmness, a peacefulness in sitting inside a cozy, warm house looking out over a freshly fallen... Continue Reading →

Count Your Blessings

As we just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, we are all still recovering from the overeating, the family gatherings, and the cleaning up the mess. Thanksgiving Day is a day to be thankful for all God has blessed us with. Every day we should give thanks, but it is good to have a day set aside... Continue Reading →

Oh, Give Thanks to the Lord

This week marks the celebration of Thanksgiving.  Turkey, dressing, and desserts will be devoured on Thursday.  Families will gather to eat and give thanks.  But why?  For Americans, we give thanks for many reasons, not least of which is our freedom to live in a land that is free (for now) to worship without the... Continue Reading →

God-Given Missions Potential

I was speaking recently to the pastor of a small Kentucky church that was doing a great job engaging their local community with gospel focused ministry.  I celebrated all that God was doing and how exciting it was to witness the congregation’s concern for their neighbors. I then asked my pastor friend about the church’s... Continue Reading →

It’s Christmas Backpack Time

The holidays are upon us.  Tomorrow is November 1st.  Thanksgiving, then Christmas, will be here very soon.  For Kentucky Baptists, November is the month of our KBC Annual Meeting.  For the Missions Mobilization Team, it is the month for Christmas Backpacks.  Deliveries will be made to churches and ministries, with ministries preparing to distribute to... Continue Reading →

A Cup of Cold Water

I have learned over the years that at times the simplest of actions can have the greatest impact. I have had people in the past thank me for everything I did for them. As I reflect on what I did, I really couldn’t think of much, if anything that I “did.” I would often respond... Continue Reading →

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