Thy Kingdom Come by Dr. Jim Lewis

Thy Kingdom Come by Dr. Jim Lewis

  It is election time in Tennessee.  We are bombarded with information about the upcoming election- from our media and from our mailboxes.  Just how involved should we as Christians and Baptists be in our government?  Baptist history in the 1600s and 1700s was filled...
Fractured Plans by Theresa Jennings

Fractured Plans by Theresa Jennings

I  think everyone is a “planner” to some degree. When I first awaken in the morning and ascertain what day it is, I mentally run through my tentative plans for the day. Next, I have a quiet devotional time with prayer in which I commit my day to God and...

Living in the Mystery, Part II by John N. Avis

She knew it was time to send them back. The caterpillars softly wriggled in her hand, spelling out “Goodbye.”  from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick So much of life is a mystery: so little time and so many questions. Through time spent with my grandson, I’m...
Trust – Further Exploration by Carmen Anderson

Trust – Further Exploration by Carmen Anderson

 Trust is defined in the dictionary as the “assured reliance of the character, ability, strength or truth of someone.” If we look around locally and globally today, it seems that trust is a commodity that’s in short supply. Not to attempt to glorify the past, for it...
An Inclusive Community  by Neil Boggan

An Inclusive Community by Neil Boggan

One of the most interesting topics in our world today is the role the Internet and mobile communications play in creating community.  Much of the world is connected through these two means.  We can talk with, text, and message people around the world 24-hours a day...
Trust by Dr. Jim Lewis

Trust by Dr. Jim Lewis

It had been a frustrating morning.  My physician team at the VA was taking care of a 97-year-old man who had suffered debilitating strokes.  I was meeting with the family and the patient to discuss end-of-life issues.  The discussion was not going well.  I tried to...

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