Making Nests In Its Branches

Making Nests In Its Branches

By Lee Shelnutt He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.  It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a...
Don’t Despise the Day

Don’t Despise the Day

By: Rev. Lee Shelnutt, Moderator What major anniversary do we as Protestants, as Associate Reformed Presbyterians, celebrate this year? The 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, right? Imagine with me this scene. The year was 1521. Huge crowds greet...
Get Out of the Boat

Get Out of the Boat

Anyone who knows me well knows that I enjoy fishing. A general practice of mine is that I drive my old Chevy pickup anywhere I go – a meeting, an appointment, or an event. If I’m in my truck, I have access to my fishing gear, which means you may see me pull over...
A New Song

A New Song

By: Phil Williams Recently, as I was getting ready to leave Columbia, S.C. for Winston Salem, N.C., I texted my wife to let her know I was leaving for home. I also asked her to text me the scripture memorization verse we were working through from a devotional study...
Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Several years ago my wife, Janie, and I took our 14-year-old granddaughter, Logan, to the Cinema to see “Chronicles of Narnia” from CS Lewis’ book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The first time I read CS Lewis I was 23 years old, not redeemed and was not...
Holy Spirit, My Spirit

Holy Spirit, My Spirit

  Following last year’s nomination and election as Moderator, I have spent a lot of time in thought and prayer for you and for our church (Synod). A portion of that time has been in reflection on issues, needs, strengths, weaknesses and direction for our Synod. In...