Category: Attitude

OUR CHURCH IS NOT FOR EVERYONE!

I know. The title sounds harsh and, perhaps, un-Christ like. But please hear me out. The Oldham Lane Church of Christ, where I am blessed to serve, has experienced tremendous…
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Ruined By Hope

The photo above was taken by Kevin Carter. It won a Pulitzer Prize and was awarded Picture of the Year by The American Magazine. Disturbing, isn’t it? It depicts a Sudanese…
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Why “Just Be Yourself” is Terrible Advice!

Somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of a closet in my home, there’s a high school yearbook. In that yearbook are little notes of encouragement that were written to me…
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I AM WHAT I DESPISE; THEREFORE, I MUST FORGIVE!

Do you ever watch action movies where, in the beginning of the film, the hero’s wife was killed by the bad guy, or his daughter was kidnapped (that’s pretty much…
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How Do You Respond to the “Check Engine” Light?

One of the most frustrating sights on my vehicle dashboard is the “Check Engine” light. The problem is not necessarily the light itself. It’s the fact that the light can…
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Everything in Moderation?

EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. I’m sure you have heard this statement before. Many well-intentioned folks, even Christians, have used this statement as a mantra for living. But what message is being…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: Malignant Talk!

Many in our society live by the motto, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, let’s hear it.” Think about all of the television programs that specialize in gossip:…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: Are You a Debtor or a Diva?

In Chapter 1 of the book of Job we read these words: 20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: It’s Not Easy Being Green

It was the master musician Kermit the frog who sang It’s Not Easy Being Green. It wasn’t a hit on the billboard charts. It wasn’t nominated for a Grammy. It was…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: The Number One Thing That Keeps People Out of Heaven

What is tasteless, colorless, sizeless, odorless, non-fattening, yet is the hardest thing to swallow? You guessed it. PRIDE. Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick except the one…
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W.W.J.P. What Would Jesus Post?

Picture this scenario: Jesus makes His way through the busy marketplace. All of the sudden, he reaches under His robe and pulls out His iPhone 7 and snaps a picture…
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