Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

What Might Help The Church Gain Influence 

Written on August 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm, by

I’m crazy nuts to get to be a part of the church; the one where Jesus is the leader.  I’m not referring to the one(s) propped upon street corners pushing and probing to keep their brand in public eye for social response.  Rather I mean to reference a group of united believers who have hang-ups, […]

Building Tension to Create Smiles

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:30 am, by

I have come up with a great line to encourage any person who is manning the cash register at any business. I just build an oh-so-slight bit of tension only to next ease into bringing them a smile.  When it’s my turn in line to pay, I ask a very simple question; “Do you accept […]

Attending Church Isn’t Jr. Heaven for an Hour 

Written on August 9, 2016 at 9:57 am, by

When I was a kid back home in my wonderful Memphis, Missouri, I went to Sunday School and Church; sometimes by myself.  Sometimes mom and/or my brother John would go and some of those times they’d go without me. I was a hit-the-church-scene-in-spurts sort of a school kid who would much rather toss the baseball […]

Everything Is New And Nothing Changes 

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:37 am, by

Don’t you think that we live in a most curious setting?  We are caught between two very strong forces that oppose one another…all within our own person.  The flesh (outer man) and spirit (inner man) duke it out day by day.  We are in a war that drains each of us.  No one is exempt […]

The Simple Act Of Compassion 

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:11 am, by

Society at large is in a world of hurt.  Everyone has enough on their plates; even to the point of overload if not, at least, significant distraction.  To be frank about it, every person hurts significantly.  What we want to address is how to ease the pain; no, cure the burdens we each encounter. A […]

Living On Upbeat Avenue

Written on July 19, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

Life is tough.  Parts of it stink.  Struggle could possibly be our middle name on many occasions.  But who wants to live on the corner of Bummed Street and Never Satisfied if we could reside on Upbeat Avenue?  This possibility is surely worth pursuing. I was a part of the church for a long time–as […]

We Are All In This Together 

Written on July 12, 2016 at 11:44 am, by

Mankind has a problem.  It isn’t a matter of “he” or “she” or even “they”. At its most basic premise, society struggles as a “we” proposition.  We are all in this together. How can that be?  Don’t you see, Terry, the culprits of neglect, of irresponsibility, or even of crime?  Yes, I see it very clearly.  But what I didn’t see for […]

Tricked Into Trying To Be Something We Are Not 

Written on July 5, 2016 at 1:16 pm, by

Tell me, just how many short straws are there to be had?  They drive me nuts.  Always drawing that villainous thief bugs me.  Why am I never enough? I’ve been thinking about the time that I was in a golf tournament back home in Memphis. That quaint little nine-hole course is still one of my […]

How Does One Remain Happy?

Written on June 28, 2016 at 9:03 am, by

This could be one of the most focused emotions which transcend age and locale. People..and we just happen to be some of those… are on constant prowl for the happies.  Is there a way, I wondered, to find such day by day?  Or, is such a state merely religious folklore? For the longest time, this […]

Dealing With Days Of Stress 

Written on June 21, 2016 at 9:42 am, by

These are not easy times.  I doubt that any ever were.  But, we face ours as these are the ones we must negotiate.  Dealing with stress is a constant…for everyone…calling for elements of maneuverability beyond ourselves. The reason that I sense the need to address this matter is because I want to cheer on the […]