I am writing this BLOG soon after the disaster that occurred in Washington DC on January 6th. This was to be a day when Congress would ceremonially approve the votes of the Electoral College. Instead, we watched as our screens displayed the destruction of Democracy at the very symbol of that institution. 2020 brought usContinue reading “True HOPE is More”
Author Archives: S. Joiner
Another Story Reflecting Christmas?
What is the Christmas Story? Santa Claus with his bag, family gift exchanges, or maybe it is just time with family. Some of us may think of a cold wintery day in Israel, where a nice wooden manger sets the scene as the star shines brightly overhead. The animals are all quietly laying in theContinue reading “Another Story Reflecting Christmas?”
I Am A Passenger
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have recently had knee replacement surgery. With that process comes the fact that I cannot drive during my recovery, I have become a passenger. Being the passenger has removed an aspect of the journey that I enjoyed more than I knew. The control that comes with beingContinue reading “I Am A Passenger”
Why is Faith Hard?
The very foundation of the question brings doubt, if it is hard then how can we succeed? Let me ask you again, “Why is Faith so Hard”? Jesus tells us we can move mountains if we just believe and not doubt. I have never tried to move a mountain, as a matter of fact, IContinue reading “Why is Faith Hard?”
Old Becomes New
I had a total knee replacement just recently, so I have not been able to publish a Blog for what seems like months, so much has been happening. Recovery is going well but it seems strange, I just had parts replaced inside my leg. Old pieces were cut and removed, all to fit this newContinue reading “Old Becomes New”
I Hope you Dance
Lee Ann Womack sings a song entitled, “I Hope You Dance”. I am not much of a dancer, I move around in a chair, tap my foot and slow dance once every couple of years. Today, I was searching the web to research the word, “hope”. This song was a part of the search andContinue reading “I Hope you Dance”
So, This is LIFE
There is a board game entitled “Life”. It brings with it a certain set of boundaries and rules for a successful life. The game has a starting point and a path that will lead you through the life, ending in retirement. The journey is dictated more by chance than it does the choices that youContinue reading “So, This is LIFE”
Today is NOT Forever!
It is easy to believe that today is our life forever. We start to believe that nothing will change, that this is now the “New Normal”. Let us keep this in mind, tomorrow will not be like today, and yesterday is not returning. What guides your decision process? Have you built a foundation on faithContinue reading “Today is NOT Forever!”
Stopped by Giants
1 Samuel 17: 1-3 The Message Bible The Philistines drew up their troops for battle. Saul and the Israelites came together, camped at Oak Valley, and spread out their troops in battle readiness for the Philistines. The Philistines were on one hill, the Israelites on the opposing hill, with the valley between them. We findContinue reading “Stopped by Giants”
If you are like me, the title just gave you an image in your mind of a pirate holding a compass and a map. He is steering his ship toward the hidden treasure on a lost island. We will not find pirate’s today, but we will search the Bible (our map) and utilize God’s HolyContinue reading “Buried Treasure”