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Katrina Lessons

Katrina Lessons We lived last week under the shadow of a possible hurricane or tropical storm. Fortunately, neither materialized, but we couldn’t help but remember that it was ten years ago that week that Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and the Mississippi coast. One of our nation’s most destructive storms offers lessons which we dare […]

Loss of Life and Logic

Loss of Life and Logic American’s have recently been reawakened to the sad state of our nation as we continue plunging into the culture of death. We have lost logic, as well as life. Revelations about the ghastly and inhuman trafficking of human body parts by Planned Parenthood should awaken a sense of outrage. “Woe […]

Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For Janet and I greatly treasure our friendships in the family of God at First Baptist Church of Naples. We have had the most wonderful 23 ½ years of ministry here and look forward to even more time of service in this strategic place. Thank you for the many expressions of love, support, […]

Sowing and Offering

Sowing and Offering When God created the world and the herbs of the field, He decreed that they would bear fruit and “produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came” (Genesis 1:11). Producing fruit after like kind happens in the people world as well as in a plant world. Every seed that […]

“Shark Safety Tips”

“Shark Safety Tips” Each summer, we become more aware of those ocean predators – the various species of sharks.  I watched on TV as a surfer escaped from an attack.  As of the 4th of July weekend, North Carolina had experienced seven attacks even a surprising surge of bites along the eastern seaboard.  Just one […]

“Basic Training”

“Basic Training” Our military demands that each soldier, sailor, airman, and marine go through “Basic Training.”  Our church has established a high priority of basic training for our teenagers.  As a new Christian teenager, I learned how to have a quiet time, study the Bible, and memorize scripture at a mountain camp in northern Arizona.  […]

What About Bob?

What About Bob? Some of you remember the famous comedy film, which featured Bill Murray as a lovable nutcase who “didn’t get it,” entitled “What About Bob?” As Janet and I enjoy the last few days of summer vacation in Colorado, it is my great joy to introduce my good friend, Dr. Bob Reccord, once […]