A Word for the Journey

 

    Always

    Sun, Mar 19, 2017
    This past weekend, Sis. Crystal and I spent a couple of days with other ministers and their wives. It was the annual Ministers and Spouses retreat. It was a tremendous time of fellowship and lots of fun. However, traveling there was another story. What should have been a three and one-half hour trip became a five hour trip. ...
     

    An Army

    Sun, Mar 12, 2017
    There are many things at the heart of God, but one of those things is worship. Jesus said, that he had come to seek and save the lost, but he also said, that God seeks worshipers that will worship him in Spirit and Truth. It not only pleases God, but it is one of God’s battle strategies. ...
     

    Bridges

    Tue, Mar 7, 2017
    We don’t think about them, but we are surrounded by them. If we did not have them, our lives would be more difficult. What am I talking about. I know your expecting some dramatic answer. Yet, my answer is simple, “bridges”. Their job is simple, but every day they carry us across gaps. Without the Ritchie ...
     

    Before The “Amen”

    Sun, Feb 19, 2017
    In prayer the other day, I was praying, and I was praying over so many things. I was coming to the end of my time in prayer, and before I could say “Amen”, another prayer came out of my spirit. I found myself praying, “Lord, I want to be found faithful”. When my life is over, I don’t want any hidden ...
     

    Current Events

    Sun, Feb 12, 2017
    I will admit that when people are discussing current events, often, I have to ask for more details. It’s simply because I don’t know. That’s what happens when you don’t have cable, read a newspaper, and only check Fox News every now and then. The thing is, most all of the news is negative. Don’t get me wrong, I ...
     

    Sports Games

    Sun, Jan 29, 2017
    Have you heard of sports games that had a team or player that was by all counts the heavy favorite. All early indications are that when the game is over, they will be the winner. More than likely, their intensity of playing, previous victories, plus they are bigger, stronger and faster are indicators have given hope that this ...
     

    Poke Holes

    Sat, Jan 21, 2017
    The other day, I was on my way to Parkersburg, to the hospital.  It was an extremely cloudy day, as many of the days have been lately. I happened to notice though the sky was cloud filled, except there was one cloud that had a hole in it.  It was unusual, to have a sky filled with dark clouds, but then ...
     

    Set Out a Welcome Mat

    Mon, Jan 16, 2017
    It’a amazing that in one place in scriptures Jesus can be sitting with the intellectual Pharisees, and in another scripture He can be sitting at dinner with sinners. Jesus had no problem reaching to people at all social levels. He could talk with an outcast and the educated; Jesus would relate with the rich and the poor, the healthy and the ...
     

    Twenty Years

    Sat, Dec 31, 2016
    It’s hard to believe that 2016 has past, and last night we celebrated the transition into 2017.  This year will mark two decades since God called us to Ravenswood.  Through those twenty years, God has been faithful to make a way where there was no way.  There have been times when it wasn’t easy, but God was good. We have been ...
     

    Wrong Shelter

    Tue, Dec 20, 2016
    Each week, I try to come up with personal anecdotes, illustrations and stories that will inspire, direct, and encourage you.  It’s not always as easy as it sounds.  However, over the past years, I have written “Word for the Journey” covering topics from prayer to praise, from holiness to hope, from evangelism to expectation.  It is my desire that each ...