My Easter Faith

Easter is a moment to remember where we stand.  I will tell you the foundation of my faith.  My faith firmly stands on two feet:…

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Yet, I Believe!

  Maundy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We remember the event with Messianic Passover meals, with beautiful music, and an…

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Dad's Sunday School Class, Biltmore Nazarene 2003

A Tribute to Lora Lee Parrott

    For Lora Lee Parrott – From A. Leslie Parrott Several months before my father, A. Leslie Parrott, passed away, he sent me a…

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When the Pressure is on, what Matters?

  Businesses and churches share a common mantra today: “do more with less!” Our value to the organization, quakes and trembles in a trinity of…

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Backs Against the Wall

  Howard Thurman’s classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited, opens with this startling statement: Many and varied are the interpretations of the teaching and life…

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The Years Teach

  I remember my first interview for a full time position as a Senior Pastor.  (And, I became the pastor of the church.)  The small…

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I Met Jesus At The Football Game

  Annette Harber is a member of the School of Education at Trevecca Nazarene University.  She works as an assisstant librarian.  Recently, she shared a…

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A Prayer for Our Pastors

In October, 2010, the pastor appreciation committee of our board asked me to pray for our pastoral staff on Appreciation Sunday.  The request took my…

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Daily Bread in This Economy?

  Lord, thank you for including “daily bread” in your prayer, the prayer you taught us.  I need to pray about daily needs and obligations. …

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Christian Care: “Is there a place for me?”

  I remember being a freshman in college; the uncertainties, the new faces and places, the desire to belong.  I particularly remember that first trip…

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