Reflections Of A Father

The past two weeks have been some of the busiest I have ever experienced, including our Temple Christian Academy commencement last Friday evening.  I suppose the reason it seemed so taxing was because my own daughter, Alexis, was graduating.  It almost felt like she was getting married or something.  My emotions were all over the map, so I admit I just emmersed myself in the work I had to accomplish in an attempt to  suppress as much of the emotion as possible.  It seemed to be working pretty well until I had to bring the commencement message.  Oh, the pain of it!  How do you wrap 18 years into 30 minutes?  Some how, I got through it and God seemed to bolster me through it all.  In the end, I felt like Continue reading “Reflections Of A Father”

Reflections From A Serviceman

We just wrapped up a great weekend of ministry as we honored our veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewoman this past Sunday.  It was a very moving service as we watched some videos, heard “Taps”, and also heard some excerpts of President George W. Bush’s 2004 Memorial Day Proclamation.

Our theme for the day was “Remembering Our Heroes”.  We had the privilege of honoring several families with Certificates Of Appreciation and then provided these wonderful families with a complimentary meal after our morning service.  I preached a messaged from 2 Peter 1 about “Remembering”.  All in all, it was a great day in the Lord’s house.

The one thing I noted this year, was an overall genuine Continue reading “Reflections From A Serviceman”

Built To Last

Never, in our lifetime, have we seen such devastation and the destruction of marriages and families, as we see today in our volatile culture.  It seems that every component of society today is the sworn enemy of traditional marriage and family.  From the redefining of the family by governments, to Hollywood’s mockery and portrayal of the broken family through shows like “Family Guy”, “Desperate Housewives”, and the like, Americans AND Christians have lost view of what a family or marriage should be anymore.  Statistics are staggering, yet ignored by most until they themselves become one of the statistics.  In the end, home after home is being ravaged by the storms of life and falling because they are not built to last.

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