As we approach a second Easter that will be different from the ones that we had become accustomed to here at Gainesville Church. Last year we were totally virtual. We used music that was pre-recorded and a sermon that was pre-recorded. Again we will have a Good Friday service that is on-line but this yearContinue reading
I read a lot of news articles. And as you might imagine, during this pandemic year, a lot of them have been about the virus and the vaccines that have been developed. Today it brought me back to the (although I never really left) squared circle (boxing ring) of the never ending fight between scienceContinue reading “Science vs Christianity and God”
Every day in the news I read another article, that in one way or another, asks this question. What will life look like when we return to the the “new normal?” I can assure you that we here at Gainesville Church are asking the same question. What will things be like when we return toContinue reading “What Will It Look Like?”
I took some time off last week, and I forced myself not to do any work. Did answer one text from one of the Church staff. This person had three question and I answered them; yes, no, yes. I really was trying not to engage in work. We all need time away and in today’sContinue reading “On Vaca”
We often hear in the sports world about how this athlete gave it 110%. I don’t know how that is possible. If I give you a bottle of water that is 100% full I can’t take the cap off and put in 10% more. Often in life we are asked if we gave it ourContinue reading “Giving Your Best”
Most people have heard and probably used the phrase; “I would like to have been a fly on the wall when…” The place I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall was in the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford England in the 1950’s. This is where the Inklings met eachContinue reading “A Fly On the Wall”
For the last 5 weeks we here at Gainesville Church have been having a series of messages on the Holy Spirit. In one of the messages I talked about the Fruits of the Spirit. When preparing the message I was amazed at how many of them related directly to interpersonal relationships. Peace, patience, gentleness, kindness,Continue reading “Good to Have Abundance of Fruit”
On our facebook page is a link to a good article about Ash Wednesday. I encourage you to take a look, but I would also like to add a few of my thoughts. In the 21st century it does seem like a strange custom, putting ashes on a person’s forehead, but it comes with aContinue reading “Why a Dirty Forehead?”
Knowing what to say is not as important as when to say it. Being able to speak wisdom is a powerful tool, but being able to recognize the moment when it will be heard is even more important. Many people know the proverb, attributed to Buddha, “when the student is ready the teacher will appear.”Continue reading “Wisdom Heard”
Yesterday I was thinking back to when I became a teenager. There were protests and counter protests. There were riots and looting. We were engulfed in the Civil Rights movement and the anti-war movement and the anti-establishment movement. We were being told not to trust anyone over 30. In many ways it is very similarContinue reading “You’ve Got To Be in It To Win It!!”
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