Sound Words (Page 6)

Sound Words (Page 6)

SOUND WORDS, MAY 21, 2O23

THE ROAD TO ROME With the death of Paul VI, in the recent past, the world was once again treated to the spectacle of the burial and replacement of a pope. And what a spectacle it was! As we watched the televised pomp and pageantry of what was billed as a “simple funeral service,” we found it difficult to conceive that all of this was supposed to be in fulfillment of the will of the One who said:  But be not…

SOUND WORDS, MAY 14, 2O23

WHY DO WE HAVE GOSPEL MEETINGS? Actually, there are several good reasons for having a Gospel meeting! Here are just a few:  WE ARE REMINDED THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE          Most of us know it’s true, but when we see and hear the practice of false doctrines of men by so many around us, it’s easy to begin to think that we are alone in “standing for God’s truth.” We will hear preachers from other parts of Kentucky and Tennessee.…

SOUND WORDS, MAY 7, 2023

LOVE YOUR ENEMY…EVEN THAT ONE May 2, 2011 As I was sitting in the kitchen eating my cereal, I looked to my right and saw President Obama walking to the presidential podium.  “Good evening,” he said, “Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda…” We had finally found the man responsible for the death of six lives and…

SOUND WORDS, APRIL 30, 2023

HERO’S IN DARKNESS When I just don’t think I can do it,  to be strong another day, When my cup has overflowed  and joy has washed away,  I look to the heavens above,  turn to God and see, What examples of courage  are found in His words for me. Immediately I find Noah whose peers were wicked and flawed,  They scorned for years but he wouldn’t quit,  because he “walked with God.”  Could I endure 40 years of complaining  wandering…

SOUND WORDS, APRIL 23, 2023

NAVIGATING THROUGH NEGATIVITY             Turn on the news and it seems to be negative topic after negative topic. Negativity seems to be much of the worlds focus and a recent survey discovered that more than half of Americans reported that the news brought about anxiety, stress, fatigue, and even the inability to sleep. It is a sad thing to see the media place so much focus on the negatives in this world while the positive and uplifting events seem to slip…

SOUND WORDS, APRIL 16, 2023

A NICE HOUSE AND A BIG YARD Very early in my life I inherited a nice house. I have always felt very fortunate and sometimes guilty with my good fortune. It has served me well through the years, and I have enjoyed the many advantages and amenities it has offered. I always wanted a big yard – one that I could explore often and raise my children in so they could explore it too. At first, my yard was small,…

SOUND WORDS, APRIL 9, 2023

THE ROLES REVERSED Years ago, a military friend of mine got the assignment to be one of a handful of soldiers who were to be at the scene when the president of the United States came to visit the military base where he was stationed. He was honored, but also had to be nervous when given the details of his assignment. The men selected for this moment were there to protect the president. When the president arrived, my friend would…
SEASONS OF LIFE     Life cannot be defined. It is, and that’s all there is to it. Oh, I’m aware that the dictionary gives us a definition of life. But listen to it: “The interval of time between birth and death.” How vague.     Lots of people have said lots of things about life.  Shakespeare said of it, “The web of our life is a mangled yarn.” John Ruskin said, “There is no wealth but life.” And Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…
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