Genes That Fit

Introduction Merry Christmas from PRN Pastor!  Every pastor takes great joy in sharing the glad tidings of Jesus’ birth, and I am no exception.  Here is my Christmas sermon—a gift of good news to you and yours: Sermon If you were not reading this and I were to spontaneously ask you if you had genes […]

Holding Patterns

When private, commercial, and military planes are in flight and approaching their destinations; pilots sometimes encounter landing delays.  Causative factors can be air-traffic congestion, adverse weather, and/or unforeseen circumstances. When landing delays occur; air-traffic control will instruct pilots to circle, at a certain altitude, their planes over the airfields until clearance is given to land.  […]

In Harm’s Way

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way. On November 16, 1778, the above statement appeared in a letter from Captain John Paul Jones of the United States Navy to Monsieur Le Ray de Chaumont of France. Captain Jones had sent […]

Paving The Way With Clay

In 2007, there was a denominational shortage of United Methodist pastors in certain districts of the North Alabama Conference.  As a result, our home church and sister church were without a pastor. At that time, Donna and I had been active members of our home church for the majority of twenty-eight years.  She served as […]

The World Got In The Way

In Barcelona, Spain, graceful spires rise high above the city—marking the spot where construction of the La Sagrada Familia Basilica is well underway.  From Spanish to English, the translation of La Sagrada Familia Basilica is: The Holy Basilica Family Work is slowly nearing completion on this magnificent cathedral, which is already heralded as the most-popular tourist […]

In The Wake

The man’s mood matched the dark, foggy night.  He walked out his front door and to the walkway’s end, where he stopped and peered through the dense fog.  He looked up and down the street in hopes of seeing the Hansom cab as it made its usual evening rounds. Seeing no cab in sight, the […]

Gift-Giving Faux Pas

Have you ever witnessed or experienced a gift-giving faux pas—an occasion when either giving or receiving a gift did not go well?  The worst gift I was given is when I got out of rehab that Christmas; a bottle of wine. It was delicious. — Craig Ferguson, Talk-Show Host ☑Gift-giving faux pas:  An inappropriate gift […]