Category My Heart to Yours

Proceed with Caution

“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8, NASB). I certainly wish he didn’t prowl around wanting our children, but he does. I…

Wall Builders

A beautiful pre-Civil War cemetery sits along the back edge of our yard. The oldest grave is dated 1856. Family members of a past generation honored their loved ones by erecting an iron fence along the front and tall stone walls…

Intentionality

I was in a ladies Bible class one day that was discussing the definition of religious. One woman taught English as a Second Language classes at a university. She mentioned religious Muslims in her classes who stopped three times a…

To Dos and Comfort

Ray loves Philippians. I have heard him teach from it again and again. Philippians 4:6-8 is a particularly comforting passage. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord…

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from beautiful downtown Gainesboro in Jackson County, Tennessee! Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.  Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear…

As the Light of the Morning

On the first summer morning of the month of July in 1981, I gave birth to our first baby girl. Most mornings don’t bring the great, life-enhancing gift of a baby girl, but every morning brings gifts. Morning is one…