Living the Resurrection: Ruth

The Resurrection of Ruth  Given how difficult it was last week to try to sum up and characterize the life of a major biblical figure, you would think I should have learned my lesson. As usual, I didn’t. Once again this week, I am going to look into the life of someone from the bibleContinue reading “Living the Resurrection: Ruth”

The Gifts of Christmas – Joy

Joy is not what it seems Most of the time, we feel like we have a pretty firm grasp on the world around us. What seems to be a tree is a tree; what seems to be a rock is a rock. We see the world through eyes that recognize things for what they are.Continue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Joy”

Musings – New Directions

  Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:2-3 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that peopleContinue reading “Musings – New Directions”

What is a Methodist IV

Using the Tools of the Trade Playhouse Building 101 When I was a kid, one of the coolest things I remember is camping out with my friend Daniel in his backyard. He was best friend growing up and we spent a lot of time together in school and out. Daniel is probably the smartest personContinue reading “What is a Methodist IV”

What is a Methodist I

I. What We Share with Others Share and Share Alike As human beings, we know something of who we are by where we came from. Many of us identify ourselves by both the place we were born and the family we were born into. Being a Jarrell from Marietta, Georgia is very different than beingContinue reading “What is a Methodist I”

With All Your Heart – Preparing

Something Missing Sundays are always chaos for my family and I. Usually, we end up being at church about half an hour early, leaving after most people have left, and coming back for evening things like youth, children’s activities, and choir. In between, I try to get something to eat and start my study forContinue reading “With All Your Heart – Preparing”

The Ministry IV

Luke 6:27-38 | The Proper Mindset What happens when the good guys aren’t so good, and the bad guys aren’t so bad? This question has given rise to a type of character in literature and film called the antihero. Most of the time, this character has been based on comic book characters who were normalContinue reading “The Ministry IV”

You Asked for It II

Why Do We Have/Need Valleys? | 2 Samuel 12:1-14 Heather and I love to hike. One of our favorite pastimes for most of the early years of our relationship was to disappear into the woods on a Friday after work for a weekend camping trip. We have hiked all over the southeast and as weContinue reading “You Asked for It II”