Feb
20
2015

My longtime friend, Steve Wade, who passed away recently, was certainly a unique individual that never minced words. He was the Pastor I served with for four years and a friend of over forty-five years. I never knew him to hesitate giving his opinion, no matter the issue. One of the deacons remarked one day, […]

Jan
14
2015

The famous evangelist of the mid 1800’s, D.L. Moody, was not famous for his sophistication. He relentlessly butchered the English language, which made the high society folks cringe. Of all his great accomplishments, a personal education and polished speech were not part of them. It happened that in a large tent revival meeting, a person […]

Jan
10
2015

A favorite “preacher joke” goes like this. A young seminarian was taking a trip by plane. He was a single man and was excited about the future. As he sat in the waiting area at the gate, he was contemplating his future in ministry as a pastor. “What are the characteristics that I desire my […]

Dec
9
2014

Friendships are very special, especially the ones that extend many years. My close friend, Steve Wade, passed from this life to the next last week. Our friendship began in 1967 and we have tread many different waters together during those 47 years; some fun ones and some troubled ones as we played music together, enjoyed […]

Dec
3
2014

Many of us remember the TV sitcom from the 1970’s, All in the Family. Archie Bunker, the gruff, bigoted, but really a soft-touch at heart, husband was the main character. His son-in-law, the free-spirited, hippie type, Mike Stivic (dubbed “Meat Head” by Archie) was one of Archie’s main antagonists. In one episode, Mike and Archie […]