Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 29, 2017)

Racism Is Learned Last night, a friend of mine told me of an incident that occurred many years earlier with his young daughter. They lived in Minnesota at the time and, consequently, were fans of the...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 06, 2017)

What Brought You Here? On Sunday, church buildings across our nation filled up with people gathering together for different reasons. For some, it was the social interaction. For some, it was to check the “go to...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 19, 2017)

Five Things Elders Need to Hear Regularly When things are going well, we just assume the elders know we appreciate it. Here are five things that elders need to hear from each member on a...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 5, 2018)

Why Aren’t Woodpeckers Brain-Dead?  Why aren’t woodpeckers extinct? This animal smashes its head against a tree all day long without ever “seeing stars.” It does this without sustaining any damage. The more we study the...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (May 3, 2018)

Ways to Improve Your Relationship with God Spend five minutes of prayer in which you do nothing but praise Him (Psalm 22:3). Do something for Him that requires you to step out of your...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (June 28, 2018)

Too Many to Count  One day Abraham Lincoln summoned to the White House a surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland from the state of Ohio. The major assumed that he was to be commended...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (November 2, 2017)

A Cracked Pot A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on one end of a pole that he carried across his neck. One pot had a crack in it. The other...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 19, 2018)

A Handbreath Stretch out your palm. Separate your fingers to their widest; hold them as far apart as you can. Then consider: “Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 07, 2017)

Are We a Friendly Congregation? While we must be concerned with doing what we do in worship according to Christ’s expressed will, we must also be sure to reflect His love to strangers, newcomers, outsiders,...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (July 28, 2016)

“He Is Sleeping, Mr. President” John Kenneth Galbraith, in his autobiography, A Life in Our Times, illustrates the devotion of Emily Gloria Wilson, his family’s housekeeper: It had been a wearying day, and I asked Emily...