Pastor Steve’s Blog

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Paint by Numbers

You never knew Myrt from Mississippi.  Myrt was a really devout Christian, who for much of her adult life, suffered with debilitating arthritis.  Near the end of her life it kept her from walking and from being able to grip things.  Those who knew her,...

Wishing for a Perfect World

When Natalie was a little girl she woke up with a Monday morning fever.  The fever probably happened because she attended two birthday parties that weekend and partied too much. Anyway, I stayed home with her that day and took her some medicine and water.  I...

From “Wassup?” to “Hi”

It’s that time of year.It’s a beautiful and tough time, at the same time.  It’s beautiful because young people are graduating from high school, and they have accomplished so much that is worth celebrating.  It’s tough because they are graduating and moving...

Nicknames

If you didn’t have a nickname you were nothin’.  That’s the way it was with my growin’ up buddies.  Everybody had one:  Sly, Vick, Duck, Head, Shug, and Bulldog.  Mine was Wormy, which, by the way, was the worst one.  What chick in her right mind wanted to date a guy...

Bloom in Place

I love the Charles Poole story about when he was a kid and his family had gone to town. They had gone to a market. Some of you will remember markets where the hams hung out back, and there were Nehi orange and grape drinks, along with Dr. Scholl’s foot care products...

Remembering to Give Thanks

Sometimes the memory fails. Three elderly ladies were discussing the problems with getting older.  One said, “Sometimes I find myself standing in front of the refrigerator with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand and I can’t remember if I was taking it out or...

On the Road Again

With apologies to Willie Nelson, Abraham was the first “On the Road Again” kind of guy. I have an iPhone, and oh my, what Abraham would have given to have one. He would have loved his iPhone for directions: “Siri how do I get to the Promised Land?”  Her...

Corona Complaining

Do you know what really gets on my nerves? Trying to find the end of the Scotch tape. Car alarms. TYPING IN ALL CAPS. TYPING IN ALL CAPS. TYPING IN ALL CAPS.  This too. When you need some help and so you call the place that can help you and…you get an automated...

Sinsus

I did it.  Yeah for me. I did my civic duty and filled out the U.S. Census forms online.  It took all of five minutes. We can all be counted, which will help in our representation in our democracy, and ostensibly, get more federal money for our area. I’ve...

Corona Crazy

My mom lives in Tuscaloosa, AL, God’s country. One particular trip to see mom a few years ago comes to mind today and has relevance for the Coronavirus crisis.We went out to eat and on the way home she told me, “All of us are afraid.”“Mom, who is afraid?” I asked.“All...

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