There have been several times in my life that I have been desperate. Two of those times involved swimming pools. I was about 9 or 10 years old when I went to a swimming pool in a public park. I did not know how to swim but enjoyed splashing around in the shallow end. Upon arriving at the pool, one of my friends said I wonder how warm the pool…Read More
Conflict, Facebook, and Entire Sanctification
I must say that I watched another train-wreck happen on Facebook. Each time I view one, I promise not to look the next time, yet here we are!. Facebook has helped me stay in contact with family, friends and former parishioners across the country, as well as stay in touch with friends and acquaintances from around the world. I will be out of the country for a few…Read More
Sensitive to the Spirit
Last night was one of those situations that I find myself in more times than I wish to be true. Someone brought something up, and I reacted out of the emotion, not to the content of what they were saying and therein lies the problem. Being sanctified and filled with the Holy Spirit does not make every thought, action or speech of yours perfect. But it…Read More
Two ways to live, talk and live!
Allow me to tell you a couple of things I think. I believe all people are born with a sin nature. That the heart is as Jeremiah said: deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jer. 17:9 God sent His Son to die for our sins and to transform us from the inside out. I believe God through the Holy Spirit cleanses and fills us with…Read More
Take Time to Be Holy!
What a world! Calamity and confusion seem to be the twin details of daily life. Political and cultural events seem to weigh heavily on our minds. The world, and all the news seems to bring fear. I notice that the more news I watch, the angrier and more anxious I become. The secret to peace is not the right political candidate or economic plan. For me, peace is found in the…Read More
95 Years of service
I had the privilege of representing my denomination today at a celebration! Parties are the fun activities associated with my position. The Warrington Indiana Church of the Nazarene celebrated 95 years of holiness ministry. The town of Warrington was started in the 1800’s. It had a post office at one time, but it was closed in 1919. I have looked at several sources and can not find a…Read More
A New Logo?
At our global gathering, better known as the General Assembly, a new logo was introduced. At first many of us thought it was to replace what we all associate with the church of the Nazarene: We were informed that was not the case. This is the ‘seal’ of the church of the Nazarene. It is still the seal for the church. It has the Bible, the written Word of…Read More