A Word for the Journey

 

    Stop

    Sat, Mar 5, 2016
    When I was a teenager, I ran everywhere. Looking back, I could have been on the track team. Even today, I enjoy watching people run. In a relay, you hand a baton from runner to runner. During the hand-off, the runner in front who receives the baton does not look back, so the runner in back who is handing ...
     

    Building Your Team

    Sun, Feb 21, 2016
    This was shared on Facebook, and it is worth sharing with you. Deedra Linder wrote on Building Your Team…. People are more important than things. Praise goes a lot further than criticism. People usually mean well…. They want to please you. They are tired, frustrated, weak, and stretched thin, and sometimes they just have a bad day. It’s not usually a spiritual problem, sin, or lack ...
     

    Appointments

    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    I’m sure this has happened to you. An appointment has been scheduled, and due to unforeseen circumstances, you needed to reschedule. Unfortunately, I’ve had to reschedule appointments more than once for the same meeting. I try not to do that, but at times it has been unavoidable. However, the Bible confirms that we have an undeniable, uncancelable, unpostponable ...
     

    CCYC

    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    The last two days at Capital City Youth Convention, brought a scripture to my mind. It is this, 1 Tim. 1.5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. It is the final words of this ...
     

    Influence

    Sun, Jan 31, 2016
    You are a person of influence. Maybe, you don’t think of yourself in that way, but whether you are a parent, grandparent, Sunday School teacher,usher, saint or whatever, your life influences someone. Today, make someone’s day better, simply because they met or know you. Teach Encourage Instruct Mentor Praise Influence Guide Inspire ...
     

    Revive

    Sun, Jan 17, 2016
    REVIVE is our 2016 theme. A good definition of revive is found in Merriam-Webster as: 1. to make (someone or something) strong, healthy, or active again 2. to become strong, healthy, or active again 3. to bring (something) back into use or popularity Do you find yourself somewhere in that definition? The key words are “again” and “to bring back”. I have to ...
     

    In the Books

    Sat, Jan 2, 2016
    Welcome to 2016. For better or for worse, the last year is in the books. Before us is a blank slate. There will be some things that re out of our control. Sickness, hardship and the consequences of previous choices that we have made and those around us, plus, life is filled with trouble at times. ...
     

    TGI2016

    Sat, Dec 26, 2015
    Most people come to the end of a year, and they are glad to see it go. So they start off the new year, with high hopes. Realizing that the new year holds their future, and it is a blank slate gives them optimism and courage. Plus, it feels good to leave behind the struggles of ...
     

    Thanksgiving

    Sat, Nov 21, 2015
    Today, I was thinking about Thanksgiving a year ago. It was a really wonderful holiday in the Johnston house. Our house was filled people. It was great to have Bro. & Sis. Groves, missionaries to Kenya and their son, Joash. Also, visiting with us was, Sis. Lou, who was brought to Thanksgiving on a stretcher. ...
     

    Breakfast

    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    There are special occasions in the Johnston house when I will fix breakfast. Sometimes it will be a full breakfast with eggs, bacon, gravy, biscuits and the trimmings. Other times I’ll fix pancakes and bacon. This doesn’t happen often, because our schedules do not always work together. Some time back, one of the boys, it was either Nick ...