Author Archives: Pastor Michael's Blog

Motivation Through Inspiration

I was reading a funny story about one way a father motivated his family to pitch in and help set up a campsite where they were staying. After their loaded station wagon parked at the only remaining campsite, the four … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Matter of Interpretation?

A young mother had been too busy to visit her elderly neighbor, who was ill. She said to her small son, “Johnny, run over and see how ‘old Mrs. Smith’ is.” Within a few minutes, the boy was back. “She … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Fallacy of Humanism

Have you ever heard of a building literally making someone sick? It happened one time in 1996 when a mother, Randi Armstrong, and her two daughters moved from California to Staten Island. According to the New York Times, Randi and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Taking the Long View

Once upon a time there was a pig who was eating his fill of acorns under an oak tree. Then he started to root around the tree. When warned that his digging would kill the tree, he answered, “Let it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gabriel’s Horn

There’s an old Spiritual that was sung by African Americans titled, Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel, that says, De talles’ tree in Paradise, De Christian call de tree of life; And I hope dat trump might blow me home To the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘Is Jesus God?’

I was perusing through some old issues of The Restitution Herald which has been the primary publication of the Church of God General Conference, McDonough, Georgia, for over 100 years. One of the articles that caught my eye was dated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s Time to Get Up!

The story is told that Winston Churchill had planned his funeral, which took place at Saint Paul’s Cathedral. He included many of the great hymns of the church and used the eloquent Anglican liturgy. At his direction, a bugler, positioned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment