A Salute to the Faithful

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] It is easy to get “bogged down” in our evaluations of things that surround us. It seems at times that most of our elected officials are dishonest and self-seeking. While some…

The Older I Get

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Growing older has its disadvantages. Someone has quipped that it’s better than the alternative, even so. Now, I don’t consider myself to be elderly yet, by a long shot. In…

Blessings That Are Burdens

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I once heard a corny story about a bunch of crows that gorged themselves in a California prune grove. When they had finished, they jumped up on an old plow handle…

The Church Is Not Friendly

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they…

That’s What You Get

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]         Do you ever look at your friends and neighbors and wonder how they have nicer clothes, a bigger car, a finer house, take an expensive vacation every year and…

Signs of Spiritual Decline

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] A deadly disease attacked our beautiful native live oak trees a number of years ago called “live oak decline.” It was identifiable by branches that gradually lost their leaves and…

A “Head-Only” Religion

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The other day I asked a lady where she went to church. She told me and then explained, “I am not a ‘practicing _______.’” Then, pointing to her head, she continued, “I’m…