Our Daily Bread

A lesson from Niger. During my recent mission trip to Niger, Africa, I noticed a startling difference from the United States. Traffic lights! After spending a week in the city of Niamey, I only saw 5 traffic lights and 4 of those weren't even on. But, even without traffic lights, thousands of people took to … Continue reading Our Daily Bread

10 questions every church member should answer. 

This weekend, our church, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, held our annual church conference. One of the things I get to do during the conference is share an annual address. Usually, my address will recap the year, and cast vision for the next year, but this time, the address was very introspective and focused solely … Continue reading 10 questions every church member should answer. 

A Prayer for Charleston

Lord, You are the creator of the universe. You have made all things according to the counsel of your own will. You are worthy of glory, honor, and praise. We acknowledge your sovereignty as we submit to your authority. Today, God, we plead for mercy. We ask that you hear our cry and have mercy … Continue reading A Prayer for Charleston

Charlie Charlie Challenge

I'm jumping right in today because I want people to be aware of the dangers associated with the "Charlie Charlie Challenge" #CharlieCharlieChallenge. According to the Huffington Post, "Charlie Charlie Challenge is a social media attempt to summon a Mexican demon." http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7439434 This activity is popular with students and teens who are posting videos of their challenges … Continue reading Charlie Charlie Challenge

Possibilities

  In the movie "Last Holiday", Queen Latifah plays the role of Georgia Bird, a woman who works in a department store. Her character had a scrap book called Possibilities where she had placed photos of the places she wanted to see in her life. It had photos of things she would like to do … Continue reading Possibilities

We’re all heroes

The world is in danger and needs a hero. There is a person or group who wants to rule the world. So someone is on a quest to find the chosen one or an unlikely hero emerges on the scene. The hero is trained, empowered, or equipped to perform a task against all odds to stop … Continue reading We’re all heroes

The World’s Mission

As Christians, we have a mission to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reconciling the world to God. (Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21). But did you know the world has a mission too? When I speak of the world’s mission, I'm speaking of the system of beliefs, ways of living, motivations and … Continue reading The World’s Mission

Dropped Calls

I live in Newnan, Georgia and pastor Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama. To get to church I take I-85 South. During this 1 1/2 hour drive I listen to audiobooks or make phone calls to pass the time. But there is one spot on the road where my calls get dropped. Right … Continue reading Dropped Calls

About Lent

Lent is a 46 day period with 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter. It's 46 days because we do not fast on Sundays. During this time of reflection, we read the scriptures, pray, and seek a closer connection with God through fasting. We fast in order to examine our hearts and our relationship … Continue reading About Lent