Follow a Decision

When you feel like quitting, decide to stay in the game. When you feel like no one cares, decide to read what the Bible says about God’s love. When you feel like you failed, decide that life is not over. When you feel like you are more important than others, decide to be a servant.   Decide today not to follow a feeling but a decision Read more →

We Need a Return to Biblical Christianity

The Pew Research Center finds in their latest poll that America is becoming a little less Christian. They found 176 million adults identifying as Christians, which is 70.6 % of the population. That is down from 78.4% in 2007. While the number is down in all categories, the swing is larger among younger Americans. Those not affiliating with any religion is at 22.8%. This is up from 16.1%. These numbers do not surprise anyone. You just look at the churches and the culture and you see faith declining. The Pew Center helps us quantify the move. An even greater concern Read more →

In Memory of a Trophy of Grace

On Sunday I received the phone call that a longtime friend, Donna Alexander, had been killed in a tragic accident. A truck was coming down her street in the East Hill district of Pensacola. The vehicle left the road and landed in her living room, taking her life. The story has been in the paper and on the local news. Many years ago I met Donna through our outreach to troubled women. Jean Rae, leader of Olive’s then named Social Ministries, reached out to Donna. She heard the Gospel and Jesus transformed her. Donna was involved and later became a Read more →

The 1st Amendment and Civilized Society

Amendment ICongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. There is much debate in America these days about what the 1ST Amendment means and allows. This one amendment has much to say to us. But it must be interpreted in every generation. In 2015 a generation of Americans is grappling with 1st Amendment issues. 1. Religious Liberty:  It seems plain there is to Read more →

Another Case of Pagan Bullies

Micah 6:8 is carved into an archway between Heavener and Bryan halls on the campus of the University of Florida. Mr. Bill Heavener is one of the largest donors to UF. The football complex and School of Business bear his name. This passage is one of his favorites. Now it seems the verse has become offensive to some unnamed student. The individual contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Their attorney has written the university and demanded the verse be removed. They see this as a violation of the first amendment. The school is reviewing the matter and comment at a Read more →