Independence Day July 4, 2021

July 4th, also known as Independence Day or The Fourth of July, since 1941 has been a federal holiday in the United States, but the tradition of Fourth of July celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 4th, 1776, two days after the Continental Congress voted in favor of … [Read more…]

Scott

Scott lives here in East Texas. A little north of here but not much. He is a little smaller that me, but not much. I believe he is a little younger than me, but not by much. Our stories could have been much alike, except this was where the similarities ended, and the differences began … [Read more…]

Pentecost Sunday 2021

Today we here at Turning Point Tabernacle, along with many Christians around the world, celebrate what we have come to know as Pentecost Sunday. Since ancient times, this date has been celebrated by God’s people and it still marks an important date in the history of the modern church. The word pentecost simply means fifty … [Read more…]

On Truisms 2

If you have just a moment, I would like to continue our conversation we started last week. OK? Thanks! Do you remember the story I told about my Dad and his little sayings and the young man I met outside JC Pennies? ‘A man has to do what a man has to do.’ Well then, … [Read more…]

On Truisms

Have you ever noticed that throughout out our entire lives we tend to pick and repeat statements that seem to represent the truth as we understand it without considering the untruth that may be represented by that same statement. When I was young, I often heard my Dad and sometimes my Mom, make such a … [Read more…]

On Toward Thanksgiving!

This Thursday most Americans will enjoy the holiday we call Thanksgiving Day. A traditional event established in October 1691 when the Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in the New World. The thanksgiving meal was then observed off and on annually until 1863 when, then President Abe Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be … [Read more…]

And Delilah Said…

I have a grandson who, in our southern lingo, is a “Hoss.” Just barely in his teens and already Drue is showing every sign that is going to be a tall and strong man. He is often given tasks that normally are reserved for adults, because of his strength. And nobody is surprised at what … [Read more…]

One Nation, Far From God

“What sex were you at birth?” I stared at the question in disbelief and read it a second time. Then, I read it once more to make sure I had read it right. There I was, sitting, in the parking lot of a minor care facility in Henderson, TX., in shocked disbelief. Have we strayed … [Read more…]

Not With Uncertainty

Have you ever woken up in the morning an find yourself hanging on to the tail end of a dream? Well, I did this morning. I woke up thinking ‘what am I going to do with a life-sized stuffed doll named Honor? That thing is useless.’ I had read an article on honor the day … [Read more…]

His Name Was Simon

His name was Simon. Not Simon Peter, just Simon. Not even Simon Bar-somebody, simply because this Simon was the son of a nobody. This Simon did not leave a great impression on people either. When if you bring him up in a conversation and you want the listener to know which Simon this Simon is, … [Read more…]