Tempered by Thanksgiving

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
                                                          (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV)
 
I cannot believe that it is Thanksgiving week already! I ate a piece of pumpkin pie yesterday, and am preparing my “Big Easy” for the turkey on Thursday. I plan to spend time with my Mom & Dad, Rebecca & Tommy, and Joshua. I also plan to do much of our “togetherness” watching the three-game lineup of football games on Thursday. All my favorite things (family, food, and football) at once!


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Why I Write…

I began “blogging” back in 2006 or 2007 while pastoring my first church in Clarksdale, Mississippi. In those days, the concept was brand new and I was exploring its value in my own attempt at ministry. At that time, my blogging focused on extended Bible study. I attempted to explain the text and then apply it to our own culture and situations. (If I remember correctly, my readers wanted to hear more about the Minor Prophets, so they were my focus.) So, I primarily used the blog as a tool for further study.


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