Snags, Tangles, and Hang-ups Part One: Snags

By The People Pastor Bill Fix You know what they are. You experience snags, tangles and hang-ups almost every day of your life. They can be scary, alarming and paralyzing. It would be nice if snags did not exist, but they do. So, what is the first thing you do when you discover you areContinue reading “Snags, Tangles, and Hang-ups Part One: Snags”

Which Hand Gives?

Last Christmas, Dottie (my wife) and I purchased Christmas gifts for four children at a local elementary school through our church. We had time to talk and determine what we wanted to give, but I have a confession to make; we gave a considerable amount more than what we intended to give. Hear this though:Continue reading “Which Hand Gives?”

Your Hope Factor

By Bill Fix Th.D Would you consider yourself an over-the-moon, bright-sided, tickled pink, hopeful, optimistic person most of the time? Your attitude and mindset about the future, other people, circumstances, etc.,  is part of your “Hope Factor.” Hope can awaken you mentally and physically and affect you relationally. Hope is a factor that can keepContinue reading “Your Hope Factor”

Fifty-Plus Years of Marital Bliss

A Kept Promise of Love Discover the Secret to Longevity in Marriage Wedding vows include a promise to love and cherish your spouse for better or worse, in sickness or health; in poverty or wealth, until death do you part. Both the bride and the groom make this commitment. The secret to longevity in marriageContinue reading “Fifty-Plus Years of Marital Bliss”

Deservitude A Growing Problem

Deservitude | A Growing Problem by Bill Fix, the People Pastor Do you suffer from deservitude? Deservitude is a word I made up. It is a false belief that God or someone else owes us something because we deserve it. When we begin to unpack deservitude, we find repulsive forms of this sin. Prejudice andContinue reading “Deservitude A Growing Problem”

Five Attributes of Friendly People

Friendly people stand out in a crowd. Not all of them are charismatic and outgoing but they appear to be. Both introverts and extroverts can be very friendly and outgoing. There are some common denominators that make them so. Here are five defining attributes that seem common to friendly people: Friendly People Smile – SmilesContinue reading “Five Attributes of Friendly People”

Planted At Woodlawn Cemetery

Bill once told me that when he died, he wanted to ‘be planted’ in Woodlawn Cemetery. I asked Bill where he believed he would spend eternity, Heaven or Hell. I hurt in my heart when Bill looked me in the eye and said, “Hell.” Bill went on to tell me that he had been aContinue reading “Planted At Woodlawn Cemetery”

Conquer Anger and Intimidation – Be Christlike

During a time of anger and frustration, he threw down his arm with such speed that his watch flew off his wrist. The crystal of the watch cracked as it hit the hardwood floor. His condescending words made it worse, “It’s a cheap old watch anyway.” The man’s little girl stopped him in his tracksContinue reading “Conquer Anger and Intimidation – Be Christlike”