Dad’s Last Thanksgiving Challenge It was 8 years ago, November 19, 2006, that my father, Dr. Leslie Parrott, gave the call to worship at the…View More My Dad’s (Leslie Parrott, Senior): Last Thanksgiving Challenge
As we reach the end of summer and officially move into fall in just a few days, I wanted to share one more story of summer. The story took place 45 years ago, and, yes, it really happened!
It was early June. We were the first group that summer. A week of camping on the shores of Spirit Lake would be the high point of the season for this little troop of Boy Scouts. Our planning began the previous fall. Each weekly meeting increased our anticipation. The first Friday in June was the last day of school. Two days later, on Sunday afternoon, we were setting up tents, inflating mattresses, and envisioning the adventures before us. It was a boy’s dreams come true.View More It was Cold! (A Story for Summer’s End) A True Story
Spiritual leadership! This is a different kind of leadership, and it includes YOU. We have leaders in all segments of our world: politics, the military, education, business, business, social services, the church, etc. Now, all this “leadership” is good and I have consulted and taught leaders in all these areas. But, this is not the kind of leadership I am speaking of in this blog.View More YOU, A Spiritual Leader? YES!
Being a Godly person. That’s a challenge. Sometimes I feel like I’m not very good at it. That’s when I have to remember that I’m not the one who makes me “a Godly person.” Jesus does the work in me; it is my challenge to cooperate with what He is doing.View More A Godly Person
A week ago, the school where I teach (Trevecca Nazarene University) celebrated the opening dinner of the school year. And, it happened to me again. An individual hurried up to meet me and in great overtures, complemented my on my exceptional skills at the piano. I quickly explained that I don’t play the piano. However, the gentleman continued thanking me for sharing my musical gift. It took two more explanations before he realized that I am not the person he thought I was. When he finally realizes the mistake, we both laughed as he explained, “You look just like him.”View More A Living Reminder of Jesus
It is hard to focus when surrounded with distractions. Imagine the driver who is balancing a morning coffee, holding his cell phone, dictating a…View More Stay Focused
Years ago, my father purchased books of sermons by the Scottish preacher, James S. Stewart (not to be confused with the American actor). He told…View More Glorify His Name