Back in Jacksonville

He was back in Jacksonville after spending eight weeks on a teaching mission in Kigali, Rwanda. He was still readjusting to the time difference. Rwanda was six hours ahead. "You still haven't told me about your mission trip to Rwanda. How was it?" "It was very good. I'm happy I decided to do it." "I …

The Second Time

Tadeas was on the tennis court. He was waiting for his friend, William. Since they were teenagers, they enjoyed playing tennis with each other. They met once a month to play there at Hackney Downs. Afterwards, they usually went to Brunswick East Bakehouse. At exactly 9am, William was approaching him, a big grin on his …

Stand Up For Jesus

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020. "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family," the Pope said in the interview. "They are children of God. What we …

Married Sex

I am my beloved’s, And his desire is toward me - Song of Solomon 7:10 - NKJV Sex isn't just about procreation. It's about pleasure too--pleasure between a husband and wife. It is a loving, intimate act between the two people who have become one flesh (Genesis 2:24). Sex existed before the fall of man so it should never been …

Old and New

"So, tonight, we're going to study the book of Job." "Job. That's in the Old Testament." "Yes." "I thought we were going to study something from the New Testament." "Is it true that your church doesn't believe in the Old Testament?" "No! I'm tired of people assuming that members of my church don't believe in …

Sunday Afternoon with Tobias

"So, how was your date with--what's her name?" Puah asked, trying not to sound resentful. It was Sunday afternoon and they were sitting outside on the patio of the apartment building where they lived. She had called him earlier and he had told her he would be out there. "It was great," he replied. "Is …

Stop Making Excuses

When God calls us to serve Him do we make excuses?  Moses did.  When God asked him to go and tell the Pharaoh to let the Jews go, Moses protested, "O Lord, I'm just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I'm not now, even after you have spoken to me. I'm clumsy …

Called

Ah, Lord GOD!  Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth - Jeremiah 1:6 When God called me to be a pastor, I was scared.  I felt that at 26, I was too young to be lead the congregation of a megachurch here in Birmingham, Alabama but while I was praying about it, the …

Carmela’s Story

Carmela sat in the empty church which was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  She was on her way home from the salon where she worked when she decided to stop in and pray for her brother, Guido who died five years ago from a heart attack.  She hoped and prayed that he …

Mia’s Story

Ours isn't your typical love story.  I was a victim of human sex trafficking and he's an FBI agent.  My name is Mia and I'm 28 years old.  I was 18 when I ran away from home.  I was having problems with my mother who always made me feel like I was no good and …

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