Author: midway

A Seagull Spoke

I recently spent some time along the coast of North and South Carolina.  My wife, Sandra, and I spent some time at Myrtle Beach with family and then went to Morehead City to visit some old friends.   Several times during

A Quiet Walk with Jesus

The Christian Season of Lent for 2018 begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14 and lasts until Holy Saturday on March 31. There are 40 days in the season not counting Sundays.  The early Church considered it improper to do


Wise men traveled many miles from the east toward Bethlehem.  They were seeking a young king who was born in that little town.  “We have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) They

Thank you, Lord

George Herbert, Welsh-born English poet, penned the following lines which were published in 1633, the year of his death. These words represent a prayer by the author for a heart filled with praise for God, the source of all blessings. 

No Way!

A few years ago, I attended a service of worship in High Point during a spiritual retreat and heard a message from a colleague in ministry that really spoke to me.  Her message was one of hope in the face

School Days

At the close of the summer months now when vacation trips are done and we begin again the morning ritual of school and work, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our teachers and students well as

No Man is an Island

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10: 25) According to polls by Gallup, Pew and

Precious Seed

Consider the lowly maple tree.  There are several varieties to choose from.  There is the red maple (Acer rubrum), the Norway maple (Acer plantanoids), the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), the silver maple (Acer saccharinum [dasycarpum]), and the black maple (Acer


What is it that prevents a person from fully committing their life to God?  As a pastor that is one of the questions I wrestle with in the course of my work and ministry.  I have observed in my years

Heart Bulletin Deadline

Our United Methodist Women will sponsor the February Heart Bulletin (which will be distributed Sunday, February 14th). The price per individual name is $1.00.  Deadline is February 7th.