A Papal Allegation with Hellish Implications

Last week, several news sources, including The Guardian, reported a shocking comment allegedly made by Pope Francis. The Vatican quickly shifted into full-blown crisis management and scrambled to contain the fallout and take counteractive measures (see article in the National Catholic Reporter).

3 Benefits of Serving in Youth Ministry

I'm not writing this to make you feel guilty for not serving. I'm writing this to those of you who have thought about serving in youth ministry, but have never really given it much thought for any number of reasons

Stay at 17 Inches

Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?” After a pause, someone offered, “17 inches,” more question than answer.

Stupidity Not a Crime, But Consequences May Catch Up With You

Someone said, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear dumb than it is to open it and remove all doubt.” Or, as Forest Gump’s mother said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Sometimes, mental aptitude is demonstrated by the stupid things a person does.

Wellspring Living Praises Sex Trafficking Survivors

Wellspring Living presents the 13th annual Golf Classic, the Field Feast Supper, and the 2018 Gala, three events created to spread awareness of sex trafficking for girls and women of Atlanta.

Melting Pot Missionary

For some reason, our notion of a missionary is someone sent to far off lands to live in huts among primitive people who speak some strange gibberish.

Curbside Community Center Feeding Stomachs and Souls in High Desert of CA

When the Curbside Community Center van rolls into town, communities across the High Desert are served. Whether food, water, shoes, or clothing—Pastor Abel Razo and the more than 40 Curbside volunteers are fulfilling basic as well as spiritual needs.

Easter Changes Everything!

I get excited about preaching. I love to preach every Sunday, but I especially love the Christmas season messages. And I love to preach about the cross and the...

What Do You Do When You are Hungry?

In the movie, “The Game Plan,” Dwayne Johnson stars as an arrogant egotistical superstar quarterback named, Joe. He is throwing a party in his apartment, which like many parties,...

Forgiving Others: Difficulties and Benefits

For a follower of Jesus, forgiving others becomes a way of life. God’s word about this is clear, I am to “forgive just as God in Christ has forgiven me”

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Cousin Wesley Brings a Chuckle

My cousin Wesley Harris is doing his part. He started exchanging puns with his nephew, Paul Donaldson. Others contributed and now Wesley has collected a ton of puns, quips and jokes. Wesley posts a daily funny on his Facebook page, bringing smiles, chuckles and sometimes groans.

Surrender Completely

God would have us to do as those little birds! Surrender completely to His power and love. He would have us to seek our safety in HIM.

Rick Barnes’ Biggest Regret

San Antonio — Regrets. Most everyone has them. Maybe you picked the wrong career or you wish you had gone to college. But Rick Barnes, who received the 2018 Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast, recently hosted by Athletes in Action, has a big one.

Stay at 17 Inches

Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?” After a pause, someone offered, “17 inches,” more question than answer.

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