The Problem with Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great occasion. It emphasizes fun, togetherness, remembrance, and romance. Who could be upset with that? Yet, there is something really wrong with Valentine’s Day, especially as it relates to married couples. The problem is that it is only one day but the marriage is year round. Everyday can’t be Valentine’s Day. You can’t always have baby …

Five More Ways to Make Your Marriage Better

Last week Martha and I sat down and discussed many areas that will make marriage better–not just ours but anybody’s. While marriage is hard–it has to be because we are all flawed individuals–it is not impossible. There are a number of ways you and your spouse can improve your marriage. Here are three ways I wrote about recently to make …

That Was A Bad Play Call

Super Bowl XLIX ended on a bizarre play that robbed Seattle of certain victory and gave another title to the New England Patriots. The play went down like this. With under three minutes in the game, Tom Brady led the Patriots to a game winning touchdown, but, of course, the game wasn’t over. Russell Wilson almost did the same for …

Why “Frozen” Has Good Advice for You

Right up front I have to give full disclosure. I’ve never watched “Frozen” all the way through. I have seen bits and pieces, and I know the Disney Corporation’s revenue is being fueled by “Frozen.” I may be one of the few parents or grandparents who hasn’t seen the movie, but I know we can get some good advice from …

A Time to Mourn

  Today, January 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On that date the United States Supreme Court gave a constitutional right to abortion in the United States of America. Since that time, it is estimated 55-60 million abortions have occurred, over one million each year. Only four countries support abortion until the time of delivery. Two of …

Twelve Words To Transform Your Life

Expositor Warren Wiersbe ended his discussion of the tongue and the words we speak (James 3:1-12) by giving twelve words which will transform your life. While you could add several words to the list, you can’t argue with his twelve words. You also can’t argue with the power of these words to change you and to change those around you. …

Getting Ready For Sunday

We often ask, “where can I go to hear a good sermon and have a good worship experience?” My answer, “most any orthodox Christian church will work if you are ready for Sunday.” Having a good, worshipful experience has more to do with God and me than with who’s preaching or leading. What can we do to get ready for …

It’s Time To Pray For America

“It’s the most important election in our lifetime.” I’ve heard the four men running for president and vice-president make this statement. I’ve also heard many, many voters make the same statement. What makes this election so important? Several things stand out to me. On domestic policy, religious freedom seems to be at a crossroads. If America crosses this line, we …

40/40 Prayer Band Alert

ATTENTION ALL PRAYER BANDS! As a church family we have the opportunity to join many across the USA in a season of prayer for ourselves, our family, our communities and our nation! Our Senior Pastor recently shared info on his blog at waylonbailey.com. The prayer guide can be used by an individual, a family unit, or a small group. Here’s how: …