A Word From Wayne

Tender Little Flowers

Tender Little Flowers

Most parents would never think of themselves as being dysfunctional. They would also never imagine that they could be abusive to their children. But what does a dysfunctional family look like and how does a home become overtly dysfunctional? Dysfunctional families...

Failure to Communicate

Failure to Communicate

Possibly the most memorable movie line for my generation concerning communication was made by a character actor named Strother Martin. Although Martin's name is not recognizable to most movie goers, he was a very successful and prolific actor appearing in hundreds of...

Evaluate: A Time for Transparency

Evaluate: A Time for Transparency

I recently read about a U.S. military encounter with the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab which took place in Kenya a few years ago. Our Air Force was flying an armed drone at 25,000 feet above a small village. Below, a group of militants were assembling...

Get Real/Get Results…tightening up your leaky faith

Get Real/Get Results…tightening up your leaky faith

As a young boy spending a lot of time on the river, I was constantly in and out of boats.  Many of the isolated lakes in the swamp had old worn out boats put there by fishermen over the years. When I would walk to one of these, I discovered that all of the old...

A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

In C. S. Lewis's book, Mere Christianity, he quotes 19th century preacher and author George MacDonald. He wrote, “Imagine yourself as a living house and God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the...

Inspired

Inspired

Creative people have always fascinated me. I genuinely appreciate their imagination, ingenuity and originality. Even more than that, I appreciate those that can bring their ideas to fruition. A while back, I read about a fellow named Murray Spangler. As a department...

How to Fail

How to Fail

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is perhaps the most notable Christian dissident of the twentieth century. Born in Russia in 1918, he was raised by his mother in the Russian Orthodox Church. As he grew into a young man, he was educated in mathematics, but took...

The God Called Government

The God Called Government

God has established Biblical standards for us to live by. In fact, He’s done such a good job with this that those that have chosen to follow his direction have prospered. God also established some parameters for many of the entities in society. When we heed God's...

Everybody is God’s Somebody

Everybody is God’s Somebody

Most of us have at one time or another, been disrespected in some way. We remember how that made us feel and the range of emotions that soon followed. We all want to receive respect at some level and have our sense of self-worth validated. In Matt. 15:22, we find the...

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