Big rocks first

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: … You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first…” (Revelation 2:1, 4-5 NIV). “… one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on

Is God really good?

“Taste and see that the Lord is good…”  (Psalm 34:8 NIV). Is seafood good to you? It is to me. I love seafood. I think it’s the best. Some years ago while visiting Rick Warren’s church in California, we found this really good, authentic Italian restaurant at Capistrano Beach named Agostino’s Ristorante.  When we took Stephen

Unstringing the bow

“‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’ So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place” (Mark 6:31-32 NIV). According to a Greek legend, in ancient Athens a man noticed the great storyteller Aesop playing childish games with some little boys. He laughed and jeered at

Sharing our singing heritage

My brother, Barry, was visiting us in Wilson this past July 4th weekend. It was great having he and his family with us. I always ask him to sing when he visits. Our WCC family loves to hear him. When I asked him to sing, he said, "Let's do one of the old Willow Branch Quartet