A Deeper Vision – Mirror Mirror

If you eat alone, who will take note of the food on your chin? I am reminded once again today of an event that happened several years ago. I sat at a table with several other men from our assembly. We met weekly to fellowship and discuss the scriptures. This week, however, was a bit…

The Sacrificial Drive

“This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.” John 21:19 Jesus Christ, slain for the sins of humanity, became the model and pattern by which all his followers were to live.  It was not his natural death, per se, that…

Resisting Ichabod

Reverend James Sowders once said "Restoration is not something that is handed down by tradition.  It must be discovered anew by every generation.  If a generation fails to discover restoration, it's Ichabod over the door for them." How would Bro. Sowders gauge the degree to which our generation has "discovered" restoration? As I sit and ponder…

Worry

Worry The mind of man’s a wonder, but so oft is torn asunder By the worries writhing underneath the smile that from it shines It ponders partly fearing, every problem that is nearing For the answer not appearing every comfort undermines The questions now confounding are the thoughts that are abounding Every corner it is rounding,…

Motives

Motivation.  It is something we all need from time to time.  However, motivation is more than just our brothers and sisters cheering us on to accomplish a difficult task.  Motivation is the central drive behind every action.  Motivation is what makes a man who he is. Too often we analyze our deeds and the deeds…