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Monkey See, Monkey Do

  • December 15, 2018

Monkey See, Monkey Do By Grant Phillips What causes trends? Basically trends are caused by people mimicking others because they don't know how to be their own person. Fashions are a good example. Certain clothes, or lack thereof, are fashionable because we want to be like other people. "This is…

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Road Kill

  • December 15, 2018

Road Kill By Grant Phillips I remember being a boy of about ten or twelve when my buddies and I were proud of the fact that we could look at a dead animal on the road and show no signs of being squeamish. The more putrid the dead carcass, the…

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It’s Called A “Decision”

  • December 15, 2018

It's Called A "Decision" By Grant Phillips It seems today that so many want to blame someone else for their lot in life. Of course there are times that this is a legitimate argument. Another's decision has caused you problems, some great and some small. If a drunk driver hits…

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Only One Yardstick

  • December 15, 2018

Only One Yardstick By Grant Phillips "If it feels good do it." "Everybody else is doing it." "You're an old fogey." "Get with the times." "This is the 21st century." "To each his own." "That isn't politically correct." How many times have we heard someone say these things? They aren't…

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Those Who Have Gone Before Us

  • December 11, 2018

Those Who Have Gone Before Us By Grant Phillips Often I think about those Christians who have preceded us in death. I wonder what they are doing, how they are feeling, what they are experiencing. I wonder about their "transfer" from earth to Heaven. How did it happen? Were they…

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Resistance Gives Us Abilities to Change & Grow

  • December 10, 2018

Resistance Gives Us Abilities to Change & Grow By Joe McKeever “Where there’s no friction, there’s no traction!” - Overheard from an elderly Baptist preacher in North Carolina 30 years ago. Tim Patterson, executive of Michigan Baptists, had a great insight about catfish and codfish–natural enemies–on Baptist Press the other…

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What Makes You Happy?

  • December 8, 2018

What Makes You Happy? By Grant Phillips Any person who does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior cannot understand the relationship that binds a true Christian with God. The result is true happiness, a happiness that runs deep and doesn't just float on the top. There is a…

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How Bad Do You Want Freedom From Sin?

  • December 7, 2018

How Bad Do You Want Freedom From Sin? By Shane Idleman I remember reading an article about a man who avoided the beach in the summer after admitting his addiction to pornography to his wife. He concluded that being around people who were barely covered often triggered his compulsion. Other…

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If They Hated Him…

  • December 7, 2018

If They Hated Him... By Tim Wildmon Do you ever wonder why so many people in the world hate Christians? Have you ever wondered why some governments, China for example, do not want Christianity in their land? Nor do Muslim-dominant countries. What is it about following Jesus that causes such…

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When Opposition Abounds

  • December 5, 2018

When Opposition Abounds By Jeff Chamblee Have you ever felt you’re out of God’s will when you face criticism while doing Kingdom work? Maybe you thought you’ve misunderstood His leading. That may not necessarily be the case. For instance, consider Rev. George Whitfield. His voice could be heard up to…

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