Timely Truths

By the Grace of God

By the Grace of God

Two preachers putting in sweat equity like Jesus?

Phillip Morrison shares an experience building a Habitat for Humanity house with an African American Methodist preacher and him a Church of Christ preacher.

Loving Someone You Can't Stand

Loving Someone You Can't Stand

How do we get past our dislike?

Alan Smith reminds us that we can overcome the problems of dislike and proximity, uncomfortability and familiarity through love in very practical steps.

Fast or Full?

Fast or Full?

The old saying is that life happens fast, but can we live like that and enjoy its fullness?

Tom Norvel reminds us that life happens quickly, fast, and if we are not careful, we can get so busy that we miss life in all its fullness, abundance, and joy.

One Mule?

One Mule?

Are you as smart as a mule?

Bill Sherrill reminds that we can only do what we can do and not anything more and even a mule knows that, or so says the old German immigrant in Arknasas that owns an old gas station.

A Mother's Day Surprise

A Mother's Day Surprise

What is the best you can do today on Mothers' Day?

Some surprises on mother's day are not wanted.

There's More to Come

There's More to Come

It's Friday, so how do you really feel about things?

Steve Higginbotham shares the insight that Friday is not the end, but the promise of a new beginning.

Can't Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Can't Keep Your Mouth Shut?

It's really hard to do, isn't it!

Alan Smith talks about how hard it is to keep our mouth shut using a humorous story about a police trooper and an English professor.

Showing God's Love

Showing God's Love

What can you do to show it?

Alan Smith shares a story about Doug Nichols in India while he was in a sanatarium and how his service opened the door to his evangelism.

The Value Is the Owner

The Value Is the Owner

What value do you place in yourself?

Alan Smith tells a story about an amber Napoleon Bonaparte gift to his wife and how it became a priceless piece of jewelry because he owned it.

Learning from Trees

Learning from Trees

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Alan Smith reminds us of some important lessons that we can learn from trees.

Unlocking the Mystery

Unlocking the Mystery

Can you unlock the mystery?

Alan Smith talks about the concept of mystery from Colossians and Ephesians and how God has revealed his mystery.

Don't Save It for the Funeral

Don't Save It for the Funeral

What are you waiting for?

Alan Smith shares the importance of doing things now in the lives we love and not waiting till the funeral.

At Just the Right Time!

At Just the Right Time!

What time is it in your life?

Tom Norvell reminds us that God saved us through grace in Jesus at just the right time and has intervened in our lives at just the right time over and over again.

Thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness

When's the last time you let them know you were thinking of them?

Mike Barres reminds us to be thoughtful to others and one way to do that is to remember those who have been thoughtful to us.

Based on an Idea of Mine

Based on an Idea of Mine

What is your major accomplishment?

Alan Smith tells us of the developer of the laser and how he doesn't claim any sense of achievement because he wasn't the one who designed the ultimate final use.

I Don't Want Them to Change Me!

I Don't Want Them to Change Me!

Why keep doing what you're doing?

Alan Smith uses a story by Elie Wiesel to help make the point that sometimes we have to do things that seem even futile because we don't want to be changed into something we don't want to be.

Compassion

Compassion

Do they move you to action?

Alan Smith reminds us our responsibility and our need to have compassion for those in need.

Is It Really Enough?

Is It Really Enough?

How much more do we really need?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of Jesus' two love commands and challenges us to let this be enough for us.

Lessons from a Hummingbird

Lessons from a Hummingbird

Ever feel trapped and can't find the plain way out of trouble?

Alan Smith's encounter with a hummingbird in his garage reminds him of how we often get trapped by life and won't let God help us find the way of escape.

Impulse Buyer

Impulse Buyer

Have you thought through your major purchase?

Steve Higginbotham shares his problems with impulse buying and the bills that eventually come due and he compares it to how we live our lives and the big check out day that lies ahead.

Lay Your Burden Down

Lay Your Burden Down

How long are you going to keep carrying all that luggage?

Alan Smith tells a story about a man who disappeared who was very, very tired and needed to lay down his burdens; and we've got to trust we can can lay down ours at the feet of Jesus.

Missed Opportunities

Missed Opportunities

How many great opportunities have you missed?

Alan Smith reminds us that we must take every opportunity we can to follow the will of God.

Get Rich Quick?

Get Rich Quick?

Have you been deceived by this yet?

Alan Smith reminds us that get rich schemes normally get someone else rich and leave us in trouble.

Give Thee or Give Me

Give Thee or Give Me

What's in it for God?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the spirit of the Christmas season is giving, not receiving and that we need to be a people with a spirit of thanksgiving.

Ready to Vanish Away

Ready to Vanish Away

Are you ready?

Alan Smith reminds us that we are all vanishing away, our bodies grow older and we face challenges, but understanding this and what it means to us is dependent upon our relationship with Christ.