Recently, after visiting Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, I had some time before meeting my daughter for dinner. I went for a walk and to my suprise went by The Upper Room Chapel. I decided to go inside and check it out. As I sat there by myself… I began to just weep and pray, … Continue reading With Jesus in the Upper Room
We are living in a very negative world today. There seems to be something always wrong with our world, our country, and our communities. So much so, we forget and take for granted the good things people in our community are doing to make our world a better place to live. This week, I had … Continue reading Our Mountain Top Heroes
One of the reasons I love to hike to the top of the mountains is that it gives me such a different perspective on things. It is there, I see that my problems in the valley actually shrink before my eyes and I get a bigger view of the grand scheme of things. Changing my … Continue reading Keep Looking Up…The Importance of the Altitude of our Attitude
“God said: I will personally go with you, and give you rest- everthing will be fine with you.” – Exodus 33:14 (NLT)God’s peace is not the absence of pain or problems but the personal presence of the Lord no matter the circumstances. This time of year we celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. The … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gift Ever!
The word “bear” is mentioned almost three hundred times in the Bible. The word “bear” has several different meanings such as to “carry” something, or a tree “bearing” or producing fruit, and of course, the animal. My nickname is Jerry Bear, a name given to me by the kids when I was a church youth … Continue reading He came to be our Savior and Bear our Burdens
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of it’s sorrow… It empties toady of it’s strength.” -Corrie Ten Boom “Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead…worry doesn’t get you no place.’ – Roy Acuff Here are some things I have found helpful when dealing with worrying about the future: 1. Do what you can today. … Continue reading Worrying about….Tomorrow
After the Fire and Smoke is Gone…We Will Still Be Smoky Mountain Strong. On Monday evening November 28 in a matter of minutes, a wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park spread into the city Gatlinburg and nearby communities of Sevier County. Extreme dry conditions (we have had very little rain the past several … Continue reading After the Fire and Smoke is gone…We Will Still Be Smoky Mountain Strong!