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”

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”

In Marriage Do Not Trivialize the Vital or Vitalize the Trivial

She used the little broom and shovel from the fireplace set and her mop bucket to clean out the fireplace for her husband.  She carefully cleaned all the ash, putting both coals and ash in the mop bucket.  As she picked up the bucket by the handle to take the coals outside to the burnerContinue reading “In Marriage Do Not Trivialize the Vital or Vitalize the Trivial”

Your Day: A Good Beginning and An Awesome Ending

I like to begin and end my day, talking to God. I have much to praise and thank Him for. The refrain of the song, “Count Your Blessings,” comes to mind: Count your blessings, name them one by one,Count your blessings; See what God hath done!Count your blessings, name them one by one,And it willContinue reading “Your Day: A Good Beginning and An Awesome Ending”

Always Do The Right Thing

In churches that I have pastored, a Christmas tree in the lobby had names of needy children on it with a gift suggestion for that child. Dottie and I would always take a few cards and buy gifts for the children. We would spend about $25 on each child. Since retiring, we have been attending aContinue reading “Always Do The Right Thing”

The Most Meaningful Christmas

Meaningful? What is the most meaningful Christmas you ever celebrated? Was it the year you received a new X-Box, sixty-inch smart television, a new car, a new home? Was it a time when you went on vacation? For my family, it was a year when we could not afford to purchase gifts. There were noContinue reading “The Most Meaningful Christmas”

Homemade Christmas Tree Decoration

It was time! Time to put up the Christmas tree again. In the attic were cardboard boxes filled with Christmas ornaments, lights, and decorations. There were lots of them. In the middle of the hallway ceiling was a rope connected to a pull-down staircase. I pulled down the stairway, and Florida heat fell from theContinue reading “Homemade Christmas Tree Decoration”