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Truth About Commercials
Now that the Super Bowl is over, I am surprised how people were just as interested in watching the commercials as they were in actually watching the game.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come...
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed...
Friday, February 16, 2018

Stepping Stones
What we see as obstacles may in truth be opportunities for greater understanding if we allow God to direct our lives.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those...
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear...
Monday, February 12, 2018

I Won't Let You Fall
One of the greatest inventions in my life time has been the smart phone and earbuds because with them I can surround myself with inspirational music as I go through my day.
Sunday, February 11, 2018

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son... 
Sunday, February 11, 2018

What Pickle Juice Can't Cure
Even though I have lived a healthy life, I have experienced types of sickness. Some sickness has been brought on by bad decisions on my part, while other sicknesses have been contacted through viruses and other germs floating around in the air. 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Psalm 103:12
As far as the east is from the west... 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts...
Friday, February 09, 2018

About The Future
This week, Dr. Spence talks about the future--how it can be both intimidating and encouraging and how our trust in God can shape our expectations.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Hebrews 12:14
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy... 
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways... 
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? 
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes... 
Monday, February 05, 2018

Two Questions
One of the greatest stories in the Bible is in Daniel about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their refusal to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image even as they were tied up and thrown into the fiery furnace.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved...
Sunday, February 04, 2018

More To Cake Than Meets The Eye
Over the past few months I have been practicing my baking skills with cakes and pies. Let me tell you, there is more to a cake than meets the eye!
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active... 
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Mighty Rolo Reverses His Life Through Prison Ministries
In this article, you will hear a true testimony of how Robert Addington a.k.a. "The Mighty Rolo" challenged the system and has come to make a complete reversal in his life, with God, through Prison Ministries.
Friday, February 02, 2018

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise... 
Friday, February 02, 2018

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows... 
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Letting God Choose The Moment
Get ready, get set...but wait for God's calling, then go.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Exhaustion
Many reasons in life can cause us to become exhausted. But what about prayer?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks... 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart... 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else... 
Monday, January 29, 2018

Shatterproof
A local couple contacted me last year after losing their grandson to a drug overdose. They were shattered, and for five months they could barely function because of their broken hearts. Everywhere I go I meet people who have been shattered by the brokenness that addiction is causing in our community.
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord...
Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Recipe For Disaster
Being a newlywed can be considered on the job training. A person has to learn how to compromise on issues like what type of mayonnaise to buy (Duke’s); or what type of snacks, cleaning detergents, etc. to purchase and what to watch on television.
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons... 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence... 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Counting Your Blessings
There's a song that goes, "Count your blessings instead of sheep."  Evening prayers may be the one time when some of us take the time to thank God for our many blessings.  Difficult as things may be at times, if we take time to count them, most will find that we are more blessed than we realized.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message... 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit... 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this... 
Monday, January 22, 2018

Get Up
We could make a long list of the problems that plague humanity but laziness, blame, and dependency come to mind here. Some people just can’t seem get their act together. They continue to lay on their mat, miserable, waiting for someone else to solve their problems and make their life better.
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses... 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dragons Or Lions...Take Your Pick!
As long as I can remember, I have always been active. Even as a child, I played sports while I was in school, and tried to join or belong to every group that would have me.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever... 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever... 
Friday, January 19, 2018

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves... 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

John 5:2
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word... 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Urgency Of Now
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, president of the North Carolina NAACP, was the featured speaker for one of the MLK Day events--a worship service at Tucker's Grove UMC Sunday afternoon.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life... 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God... 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Soul Force Of Christ
How can we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Let us remember that he was a Baptist preacher who lived the gospel in a way few have ever done.
Sunday, January 14, 2018

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace...
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Who Would'a Thunk Beauty Stunk?
When my daughter attended community college and was about to complete her course work for a degree in cosmetology, she asked me for a favor.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me... 
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed... 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Romans 10:9
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe... 
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content... 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name... 
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength... 
Monday, January 08, 2018

Pretzel Parable
Jesus used parables as simple examples to reveal deep truths, and recently my eyes were opened about the amazing diversity in the body of Christ in an unusual way.
Sunday, January 07, 2018

Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved..... 
Sunday, January 07, 2018

Old Wives Tales, Hoot Owl's, And Sleepless Nights
I heard an old wives tale that if a hoot owl hooted outside your bedroom window three nights in a row, you were going to die, or you were going to lose someone you love.
Saturday, January 06, 2018

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart..... 
Saturday, January 06, 2018

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..... 
Friday, January 05, 2018

1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith..... 
Thursday, January 04, 2018

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received..... 
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved..... 
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Mark 11:24
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer..... 
Monday, January 01, 2018

God's Good Gifts
The holidays are over and the New Year is here. Here we go again! Clean the house, take the tree down, pack up the Christmas decorations, send thank you cards/texts/emails, and get back to a normal schedule. I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted!
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Numbers 6:24-26
“‘“The Lord bless you and keep you..... 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

When Manners Meet Dessert
As we begin a, “New Year,” I believe it is a safe assumption that we all want to improve on our habits. Most people will want to lose weight, save money, use time wisely, and have a positive outlook on life.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, God, and know my heart..... 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Romans 2:11
May the God of hope fill you with all joy..... 
Friday, December 29, 2017

Matthew 2:12
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod....
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Matthew 2:11
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary....
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Luke 2:17-18
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them.....
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Advent: Christmas Day
The word Christmas begins with Christ.
Monday, December 25, 2017

Luke 2:11-14
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.....
Monday, December 25, 2017

Joy To The World
Do you remember your favorite Christmas present? Was it a toy truck or a special baby doll? Was the best present ever a bike, a piece of jewelry, or maybe a new TV? Sometimes we can’t even remember what we got, but the feeling we remember is priceless.
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Fourth Sunday In Advent - December 24
Week 4 - Greatest sermon ever preached was delivered by angels.
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Luke 2:15
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven.....
Sunday, December 24, 2017

John 1:9-10
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world....
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Luke 2:8-9
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby......
Friday, December 22, 2017

Matthew 1:20-21
Make sharing scriptures a day-to-day experience.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

All: Verses From The King James Bible
I read a verse that was posted on Facebook today by a friend that I have read before.  It is Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

When Magic Fudge Makes You Miserable
As the Christmas season is full swing, I have started to bake for my family and friends. One thing that I have learned about baking is you can’t be afraid to make a mistake when trying to create desserts that are on the cover of food magazines. 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Isaiah 9:6
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Isaiah 7:14
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hebrews 11:1
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Monday, December 18, 2017

Light Of The World
Christmas is a beautiful time of year. Everywhere we see colorful lights declaring the holiday season. Riding through neighborhoods or special light festivals in this area is a tradition for many at this time of year.
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Third Sunday In Advent - December 17
Week 3 - The angels appear to shepherds.
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Matthew 11:28
Enjoy this great inspirational way to begin your day!
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Don't Drive A Crooked Hoss!
Since Christmas time is upon us, the radio stations are starting to play Christmas music. One song that I have heard for a number of years but have never really listened to all the words is, “The Grinch Theme Song.”
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Matthew 6:33
All around the world people are reading, listening to and sharing scripture. 
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Isaiah 53:5
Make sharing scriptures a day-to-day experience.
Friday, December 15, 2017

It All Began As Something Very Small
The birth of Jesus was not big news to most of the world.  Except for a few shepherds, most of humanity knew nothing about the miracle that was happening in Bethlehem.  But that inconspicuous beginning would change the world forever.  This week, Dr. Spence reflects on how small beginnings can cause great things given God's help.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Micah 7:7
A lot of people love sharing scripture on social media. Feel free to share any of our Bible verses.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

1 Peter 5:7
Sharing scripture is a great way to continue meditations and focus on your Bible studies.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ephesians 2:8-9
Be inspired and encouraged with this inspirational way to start your day!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017


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