It’s what dreams are made of, and it happened on this day in history - January 24. It’s huge. One of the most spectacular events to hit California in the 19th century. The foreman of a lumber mill was working at Sutter’s Mill lumber yard. In the tailrace (yeah, I had to look that word… Continue reading Greed, Glory, Gold
We have had a rule at most of the churches I have worked, an unofficial rule of course. Many ignore it. Some stare at the rule breakers. I am told I should occasionally remind people of it. Often, I make fun of it. I even blatantly defy it at times. NO FOOD IN CHURCH. Now,… Continue reading Milk … Allowed in the Worship Service? And the Senate!
He was a man after God's own heart. The slayer of giants. Musician. Poet. As a young lad, he defended his flock from bears and lions. He was a warrior, leader, and king. But his legacy is tainted by three little verses ... In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out… Continue reading 3 Little Verses
Stay with me ... three parts will come together. Part One ... my life, my wife. Do you have a song? A song that makes you think of your wife? I do. And it is the most popular, longest lasting hit of the Commodores ... Brick House. Before my church members get pitchforks to run… Continue reading She’s a Brick House … Could this be the song for worship Sunday?
Church went long yesterday. I don’t do that too often - the nursery workers would plot a revolt. But sometimes it seems there just isn’t enough time. We go to a movie and don’t complain of two hours before a huge screen. We attend a concert. And when it’s over, we cry out for more… Continue reading Time – too much, too little, too fast, too slow … too bad
When the phone rings at 4.15 in the morning, it’s rarely good news. And this morning was no exception. A fire. And with the fire comes it’s damages. I drove out and found the volunteers and their vehicles from three different stations on site. The flames had been extinguished, but smoke and flashing lights filled… Continue reading Fires, Fatalities, First Responders, Family & Faith
Almost heaven, West Virginia. Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah River. I love my home state. Virginia. History. Mountains. Beaches. Country. City. Good folks from all walks of life. But years ago, there was a little spat between the North and South that caused the western part of the state to break off and form their own… Continue reading John Denver Was a Prophet