Pastor Steve’s Blog

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Just a Little Faith

A preacher friend gave me some advice a long time ago.  He said “never preach more faith than you have.”  I have tried to honor that advice.  So, as a minister I try to avoid “saying a few words” about things I know nothing about, but I also try to speak only about...

Growing Up

When I turned 55, I went with our son to see a movie. There was a sign indicating a senior discount was now available to me. Tyler nodded toward the sign, with a wry smile. Well, I didn’t want the dad gum discount! But he encouraged it, so I went for it. I told the...

Doughnuts and Lies

When asked “What is the favorite part about our church?” some children will say “doughnuts.” I’m OK with that because when adults are asked the same question, they will often say “fried chicken.”  My sermon is way down the list, somewhere a notch below “clean...

Spoonerisms and Speaking the Word

We preachers are often called on to “say a few words.”  Our best attempts come up woefully short at times, and we say things that we never intended. An Anglican clergyman named William Spooner, who died in 1930 at the age of 86, was a nervous man who (allegedly) often...

Staycation vs. Vacation

We vacationed at home (staycation) this summer.  While others were soaking up the rays at Panama City Beach, cruising on a Disney boat, or hanging out with Mickey at Disney, we stayed home. We didn’t choose to stay home; Natalie was sick for a couple of weeks, which...

Heavenly Hall of Fame

My son, Tyler, is now 28-years-old, but wasn’t it only yesterday that he was playing t-ball? I was the first base coach for his six-year-olds team and a good one, I might add. How does this sound: Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Musial, DiMaggio, Mays, Mantle, and Davis.  I’m...

Loading Trucks and Flinging Newspapers

My first paying job wasn’t much pay.  I was Roger’s assistant.  Roger was my good friend, and he delivered newspapers, The Dothan Eagle, early on weekends.  I was his sidekick. I learned that Mrs. Smith wanted her paper on the front porch up against the front door. ...

Curls Get the Girls

I don’t think she meant it as a compliment. I don’t see how I could take it as one. What our then 12-year-old daughter said that was not very flattering was, “Dad, you remind me of Alfalfa.” How would you take the comment? I did look in the mirror and go, “Huh?” You...

How’s Your Driving?

It is rush-hour traffic in Carrollton, which means Friday afternoon on 27 South towards Wal-Mart.  There is a stressed-out woman who is tailgating a man.  Suddenly the light ahead of him turns to yellow and he does the right thing by hitting his brakes and stopping. ...

Shoe Hospital

Where does a person go around here when your shoe tears up?  When the sole of your shoe is flapping in the wind, where does one go?  I’m sure that someone will tell me after reading this. During Sheri’s battle with cancer we made several trips to Houston, Texas, where...

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