Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:14 am

Charles Livingston – Free Indeed

“Mrs. Livingston, you’ll never see your son walk the streets of Columbia again.” The words rang in Carrie Livingston’s ears as Dick Harpootlian, then Deputy Circuit Solicitor, stood before the court, asking the jury to convict her 32-year-old son for murders he didn’t commit.

Thy Will Be Done

Standing in the driveway looking up at the full moon recently, I had difficulty seeing any stars because of the brightness of that larger light. Psalm 8 came to...

The Relationship Between Emotional Maturity and Spiritual Maturity

Peter Scazzero, the founder of New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York, stated, “Emotional health and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while...

A New Year’s Revolution

From Joe McKeever's Blog My New Year’s revolution: “To Abide” Posted on January 1, 2016 by Joe “Abide in Me and I in you” (John 15:4). Resolve….resolution. Revolve…revolution. “I am the vine; you are the branches.  He who...

Five Facts about Prayer

Prayer: He has taken all the work out of it! By Pastor Joe McKeever Your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him. –Matthew 6:8 We would all like...

Leading like our Greatest Leader

Pentecost is the story of the birth of the church. But, if one went by the reading from Acts 2, one would imagine that the birth of the Church...

Watching Souls Depart

I drove past the Hospice unit with my blinker flashing, planning to turn in and check on a congregant. It’s funny how quickly a habit becomes ingrained; he had...

Slandered for Our Savior

“Whenever anyone asks you to speak of your hope, be ready to defend it.  Yet do this with respectful humility, maintaining a good conscience.  Act in this way so...

Squeaky Faith

It looks like I spend a fortune in saxophones, but I only buy cheap, undervalued horns. New and collectible saxes cost thousands of dollars. I  buy horns for $100...

Trying to See

Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it.  A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who...

Pastors

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Are You Passionate?

Anyone who knows anything about the National Football League is aware that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike...

There is Another Way

J.T. Starks grew up in Lancaster, Texas, near Dallas, amidst violence and uncertainty. He had no role model as a child, but he relied on his instincts for survival.

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