Category Archives: church

BEHIND STAINED GLASS

How many “layers” of doors do you have to enter to get into your church sanctuary? Probably at least two, maybe three or more-exterior, lobby, at least.  Can anyone peek in and see what is going on in your sanctuary? … Continue reading

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WHEN SPARROWS SANG -ALTAR

Twenty-some years ago I wrote a manuscript called “When Sparrows Sang.”  It consisted of memories of singing songs in the churches I attended the first half of my life.  Basically relating to hymn singing or southern gospel songs sung by … Continue reading

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I HAVE A LONGING

The following section was from 2014 (a Face Book status).  Still timely for me.  Churches are still into Live Big, Love Long, You’re Blessed, Friendship Avenue, Unity Forever, We’re the Loudest.  And especially “You gotta love yourself first!” *********** Oh, … Continue reading

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YOU ARE HIS TEMPLE

WHAT DOES THIS PICTURE SAY ABOUT GOD’S TEMPLE? Let me explain. ************* Solomon built God’s first permanent temple. God manifested Himself in a glorious cloud in that place. “So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the … Continue reading

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FOOT WASHING

I am an old timer for sure, but even I have not participated in many “foot-washings.”  However, a few years ago a women’s group to which I belonged decided to have a foot-washing.  The following notes consist of 13 scriptures … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT

The following is from a Face Book status which I posted in 2014.  Amidst this time of so many feeling like their “church” has failed them, I am again so thankful for the churches and people in my past.  I … Continue reading

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OH, LORD, SEND A REVIVAL

AND SEND ONE RIGHT NOW! I, with most Christians, want one.  But how much price are we willing to pay.  Many of us are going to give a couple hours today since it is Sunday.  What things happened to bring … Continue reading

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GEORGIA

  Church buildings have changed!  Yes, indeed.  Church people have changed!  Yes, indeed.  My granddad spent much of his time and resources building little churches somewhat like this, often in towns on the “wrong side of the track.”  These people … Continue reading

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TESTIMONY TIME

I’m thinking about “testimony” time in our old-fashioned churches. The ones that are sometimes looked at as insignificant “saved, sanctified, and filled with the holy ghost” expressions from all attendees. Well, if I were in one of those churches today, … Continue reading

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TAKE YOUR TEMPLE TO THE TEMPLE

Oh how the weeks do roll! It is Sunday again. It’s got me thinking how rarely if ever, I have dreaded going to church. Some people give the excuse that “the reason I don’t go to church is because my … Continue reading

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