Pastor Steve’s Blog

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The Last Word or The Lsat Wrod

Believe it or not, you can read this: I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnaturd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mind.  Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny...

The Penultimate Article (My Next to Last)

So, you may have heard by now, but I announced my retirement as pastor a couple of weeks ago. It’s been a wonderful twenty-five years, as I have gotten to work with and serve some amazing people. I’ve written about one thousand articles and preached about two thousand...

Goodbyes That Matter

Words that I have used at funerals are words that come to me now. Funerals (I’ve done about 400 hundred since coming to First Baptist) are about finding ways to say goodbye. So, after announcing my retirement a couple of Sundays ago, I’m thinking a lot about those...

Remodeling

The Davis clan is doing all we can to spur the economy.  We are having a total remodeling of our kitchen. I told a friend: “Kitchen?  I didn’t know we had one.”  We’re remodeling a room in our house that gets about as much traffic as our attic.  Why not just remodel...

Not a Clue

Our then 5-year-old was in the backseat, and she asked a really good question: “Dad, how does the car know which way we are turning?”  She asked the question because she could see the little green indicator light pointing to the right, yet she didn’t see me trigger...

Flatten the Curve

The first utterance of the now famous phrase, “flatten the curve,” was in about 1962. I uttered it to my barber.  You see, I had a curve of hair that, if Brain Wilson of the Beach Boys had seen, it would have inspired a surfing song. And let me be clear, I hated that...

Extra Mile

Dang that Corona Virus. It’s messed up lots of really important things for kids. You know, things like graduations, proms, summer activities, etc, Now, what will homecoming weekends look like? Social distancing, face masks at homecoming? These are strange times...

Is Wrestling Fake?

Have you ever wondered if it is? Is wrestling fake?   When I was a kid we had wrestling every week on WTVY Channel 4, Dothan.  The main event was always Greg Peterson against Mario Galinto.  Mario was the bad guy.  Well, a friend of mine was best...

A Horse Named Preacher

Someone in my church told me.  As soon as she told me, I knew there was a sermon in it.  What she told me was, a friend of hers has a horse named “Preacher.” What she did not tell me is why.  Why would you name your horse “Preacher”?   When I...

Sweet Dreams

I did what I have often done. I listened as then eight-year-old, Natalie, read her book before bed.  We said a prayer and then talked for a minute.  On this particular night I said something to the effect, “I love you and if you ever have any problems,...

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