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A Prayer: God Bless America

A Prayer: God Bless America

Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:

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For Mother’s Day: The Rose of Sharon

10 years ago, Mother’s Day 2008, I wrote this short piece that was used as a call to worship.   Jesus, The Rose of Sharon Today is the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day: In the U.S., in 1908 Ana Jarvis, from Grafton, West Virginia, began a campaign to establish a

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Women in Leadership: Not a Pedestal but a Pulpit

BIBLE INSIGHTS in 500 words Women In Leadership: Not a Pedestal but a Pulpit. Richard Leslie Parrott In the mid-1800s, the church honored women in one of two ways.   Many churches honored women by placing them on a PEDESTAL. A woman’s place was at home, her task was to

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EASTER: He is Risen!

EASTER: He is Risen!

Christ cannot be confined to a grave! “God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. in a grave” (Acts 2:24). He lives!

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Easter: A New World, A New You

Easter: A New World, A New You

The new perspective – Theological Truth – of Easter is not only that Jesus is alive, but that the New Creation has begun, and we are newly created in Christ.

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MY FATHER’S MEMORIAL, A. Leslie Parrott

MY FATHER’S MEMORIAL, A. Leslie Parrott

I watched the Memorial Service for Billy Grahm at noon today.  I found the service moving so appropriate.  I also found that watching Rev. Grahm’s service took me back to the Memorial Service for my Dad, Dr. A. Leslie Parrott, past president of Olivet Nazarene University.  I found my remaks

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Holy Listening Video Series

Holy Listening Video Series

    I invite you to enjoy a short VIDEO BOOK I just completed entitled, “HOLY LISTENING.” Each chapter is 6-8 minutes long. You can watch the entire video book in less than 45 minutes. You may also wish to use each chapter as a daily devotion. Holy listening is

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At Home With Jesus

At Home With Jesus

Lord, make my heart a home
that replicates the home of
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.

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Epiphany: Your Light has Come

Epiphany: Your Light has Come

Bible Insight in 500 Words   Epiphany: Your Light Has Come Isaiah 60:1-2; Matthew 2:1-12 The story opens with the true King facing the false one, Herod. The story closes when Jesus confronts the world’s greatest king – Caesar, who is represented by his subordinate, Pilate. The Magi, visitors of

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The Birth of Our King

The Birth of Our King

Bible Insights in 500 words*   Our Savior and Lord Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned (Isaiah 9:2) In the darkest of times, Israel’s prophets believed that God would

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