My Constant Temptation (is to just check out)

My constant temptation is to simply check out. Cash it in, retire, unplug, disconnect, disappear into the Smoky Mountains with Melissa and a Bible and have no idea who becomes President in the next election. The troubled state of the world, our unsettled country and divisions within my denomination make me sad. Not mad, justContinue reading “My Constant Temptation (is to just check out)”

What is too Important to Forget About Memorial Day

I was pondering this afternoon what Memorial Day means to me. For a lot of folks, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are essentially indiscernible…even redundant.  But Memorial Day is not just about service, it is about ultimate sacrifice; remembering those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. On this weekend, we celebrate theContinue reading “What is too Important to Forget About Memorial Day”

The Adams Family and Thanksgiving

The Adams’ Family (San Antonio, Texas, circa 1973) It was the fall of 1973.  The year before dad had left the pastoral ministry and moved our family to San Antonio, Texas.  He became part of an evangelistic ministry founded by evangelist Sammy Tippit called God’s Love in Action.  They did street ministry and smuggled BiblesContinue reading “The Adams Family and Thanksgiving”

They Can’t Ruin Thanksgiving (so they skip it)

Despite their best attempts, Thanksgiving is the one holiday the American retail industry has not been able to completely ruin.  If you don’t farm turkeys or grow cranberries, there is just not enough money to be made off of it.  That is why they skip it and jump from Halloween to Christmas.  They can’t ruinContinue reading “They Can’t Ruin Thanksgiving (so they skip it)”

Serving Up Stories for Thanksgiving

The most important thing you will serve this Thanksgiving is not the turkey you will place on your table…it is the stories you tell. Do a little digging and work on your family stories at least as hard as you do on the dressing and cranberry sauce   Tell your family stories to your children and children’sContinue reading “Serving Up Stories for Thanksgiving”