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The Foolish Heart of a Pastor

The Foolish Heart of a Pastor

  Today, we find the Word of God taking a very human form.  Paul is so frustrated with false teachers in the church that he resorts to name-calling and foolish…

Dressed to Greet, Smoky Memories and Putting On

Dressed to Greet, Smoky Memories and Putting On

This weekend we’ll be going to my high school reunion and I’ll see some people I haven’t seen since the last reunion. It’s always nice to see where they are…

Fall Flowers are Bloomin’

Fall Flowers are Bloomin’

November is a roller coaster month; winter is creeping up on us and the last of summer’s blooms have turned crisp and brown, waiting to be dug up and thrown…

Did You Vote?

Did You Vote?

This past Tuesday was an Election Day in our state of Virginia. Did you do your civic duty and go to the polls to vote or had you had enough…

They call it news?

They call it news?

Well, throw me in hole and call me a tater. All of those big city newspapers and television stations are all excited that one of the Republicon candidates was accused…

How Many Millions are There in a Brazillion?

A newspaper editor in the real world recently asked if any old-timers remembered the old joke about smoking camels and the promised land. Well, all 999 of us in Stump…

Concerning the Collection

Concerning the Collection

In 1 Corinthians 16:1-4, Paul writes about the donations he was collecting from the Gentile churches, for the purpose of aiding Jewish Christians who were in need in Israel.  He…

The Mighty Red Maple

The Mighty Red Maple

It was a completely unconscious decision, leaving the library with a novel by Alice HoffmanTuesday afternoon. Well, the author was deliberate because, as everyone knows, one must read Alice Hoffman…

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

“If you do that one more time you aren’t going to get anything for Christmas!” “If you don’t sit down and be quiet, you are going to your room while…

Social Security Snoops, Cars for Parts & Zoning Out

Social Security Snoops, Cars for Parts & Zoning Out

I just got off of the web site run by Social Security. It was scary. It all started when I realized I might be getting older. I decided to check…