A Horrible Nightmare

In one of Tim Keller’s sermons about easter he says this. What does Paul mean when he says, “The Resurrection is going to swallow up the suffering and evil you’re going through right now”? Here’s a very imperfect illustration from my own life.

Many years ago I had a horrible nightmare. I’m not sure if the dream came from something I ate or a movie I’d watched, but I usually don’t retell this dream with many details because it was really an awful dream. I dreamt my entire family had been slaughtered. But then I woke up, and my entire family was right there. I really love my


Too Much Prayer?

Johnny, a very bright five-year-old, told his daddy he’d like to have a baby brother and, along with his request, offered to do whatever he could to help. His dad, a very bright thirty-five-year-old, paused for a moment and then replied, “I’ll tell you what, Johnny. If you pray every day for two months for a baby brother, I guarantee that God will give you one!” Johnny responded eagerly to his dad’s challenge and went to his bedroom early that night to start praying for a baby brother.


Sometimes I am Good, And Sometimes I Am Bad

A father was related this story. I was sitting at my desk in my study after having scolded my 4-year-old daughter for misbehaving. I heard a gentle knock on the door. “Come in,” I said.

Bethany entered and then matter-of-factly said, “Daddy, sometimes I am good, and sometimes I am bad. And that is just the way it is.” Then she left the room just as summarily as she had come in, acting as if she had completely explained her misbehavior for all time.


2023 – A Great Year

Farmers in southern Alabama were accustomed to planting one crop every year – cotton. They would plow as much ground as they could and plant their crop. Year after year they lived by cotton.

Then one year the dreaded boll weevil devastated the whole area. So the next year the farmers mortgaged their homes and planted cotton again, hoping for a good harvest. But as the cotton began to grow, the insect came back and destroyed the crop, wiping out most of the farms.


Bible Reading Plan January 2023

Sunday, January 1: Romans 1-2

Monday, January 2: Genesis 1-3

Tuesday, January 3: Joshua 1-5

Wednesday, January 4: Psalm 1-2

Thursday, January 5: Job 1-2


January 2023 Calendar of Events

Jan 2 – Church Office Closed
Jan 7 – Colby & Megan’s Wedding Shower
Jan 10 – Ministerial Alliance Board Meeting
Jan 14 – Men’s Breakfast


Bible Reading Plan 2023

Bible reading is a very important part of our walk with Christ and growing in our faith. This year we are going to read through the Bible with a different plan. Each day of the week we will read from a different type of biblical writings:
Sunday – Epistles
Monday – The Law
Tuesday – History
Wednesday – Psalms
Thursday – Poetry
Friday – Prophecy
Saturday – Gospels.
Please join us on this Bible reading adventure. Our first reading are coming up in about a week. Check back here on January 1st.

A Stranger at the Door

It was a snowy Christmas Eve. Inside the warm house, the Christmas tree was cheerfully ablaze with lights and surrounded by dozens of presents.

The man’s wife and children were dressed and ready to leave for church. “Come with us,” they urged, for they love him.


Bible Reading Plan December 2022

Thursday, December 1: Reflection

Friday, December 2: Reflection

Saturday, December 3: Revelation 3

Sunday, December 4: Revelation 4

Monday, December 5: Revelation 5

Tuesday, December 6: Revelation 6

Wednesday, December 7: Revelation 7


December 2022 Calendar of Events

Dec 2 – Adult Christmas Gumbo Party (6 pm)
Dec 6 – Christmas Stroll at Shangri La (7 pm)
Dec 7 – Ministerial Alliance Shoe Pickup (10-11 am)
Dec 10 – Men’s Breakfast
Dec 10 – Ministerial Alliance Toy Day [Angel Tree Pickup 9-12]
Dec 11 – Hot Hearts Deadline