Posts from June 2023

Posts from June 2023

Hurricane

HURRICANE SEASON

  The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season officially opened on June 1, 2023, and will end on November 30, 2023. Prior to the start of this hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasted “a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph…
Ruler and Redeemer

Ruler and Redeemer

In Acts Chapter 7, Stephen stands before the Jewish council and delivers an address which encapsulates a whopping 52 verses – a full deck of cards.  After weaving throughout different events in Hebrew history, Stephen finally reaches the aces at the bottom of the deck in the climactic conclusion in Verses 51-53.  It is there that he boldly confronts the actions of his Jewish contemporaries.  Just as their fathers rejected Moses and the other prophets, so also they have rejected,…
father and son

Everyone Needs a Father

If you want a perfect glimpse into Father’s Day in the United States, all you must do is look back at its history. While many probably set aside a day to celebrate fathers before— Father’s Day was only officially recognized as a national holiday in 1972. Mother’s Day, however, had been an official holiday dating back to 1914, a whopping fifty-eight years prior. That’s enough time for not one but two World Wars to pass, for us to land on…

THE BLESSING OF SEALING

One Christmas four wealthy brothers bought extravagant gifts for their elderly mother. One brother bought her a big house. Another installed a movie theater in that house. A third brother bought her a new Mercedes. But the fourth brother knew that their mother loved to read the Bible but couldn’t due to her poor eyesight. So, he found out about a parrot that had memorized the entire Bible and could recite every passage when instructed. That parrot, which took 12…
Endless Library

The Endless Library

When I was young, my mother would take me and my siblings to our local library. Our weekly trip to the Spring Hill Public Library was one of my favorite days of the week. We would go on days where they would do a story time or activity for children. Some days we went they would have special people come in and do presentations. I remember one day, there was a magician who came and performed. On Dr. Suess day,…