Can you imagine your life without freedom? Nowhere to turn for justice. Government being the source of oppression rather than protection. For those of us fortunate enough to live in the United States of America, it is easy to take for granted the unparalleled liberty we've experienced for over 200 years.
On my nephew’s first birthday, his mom pulled out a shiny can. It was a time capsule to be filled with letters and mementos. Last year, my nephew turned 18. His mom pulled out the now-dented can with its faded label.
"The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm warning for this area. " These are words that can cause many of us to panic! We worry about being without electricity, food, and heat.
We often picture God’s will for our lives like a thin, definitive line. A tightrope we must walk carefully and with the utmost caution. One wrong step and we’ll surely fall. And when we do, we’ll mess up our future forever.
A seventeenth-century craftsman worked alone with primitive tools, but his focus everyday was to put the best he had into his work. This man made violins. He created his own personal standard of excellence and signed his name on each instrument that passed the test. .
Many of you spent the month of May praying for a Foster Child or a sibling group in the Arkansas foster care system. This month we had a chance to talk with someone else who is investing in the lives of these same children.
According to recent statistics, I made 5,000 decisions today. Some of our everyday choices are random, others weighty, but many of our decisions become choice points, leading us in one direction or another.
If we could have coffee today, I’d say, "You’re part of a plan!" When you look at the future, you wonder what’s ahead. How will everything work out? Where are you going? What will tomorrow bring? You can rest assured that there is One who already knows the answer to all of those questions.
In the gospel of Luke, Jesus asks a question. "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?" Planning is crucial to any endeavor. The old saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
You've likely already seen the images of destruction on the news from tornadoes that ripped through Mayflower and Vilonia here in Arkansas, as well as Quapaw in Oklahoma and Baxter Springs in Kansas. Yesterday, additional storms caused even more widespread damage in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and several other states.