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Elisha Smith: Thankful for the little things

Nov 24, 2015 8:06am

I don’t usually reflect much on the abundant amenities of where I live. Generally I take the wide open spaces, fresh air, breathtaking sunsets and a myriad of other things for granted.

But a...

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Pilgrim reflections: Does God make mistakes?

Aug 18, 2015 5:07pm

(Fifth In Series On “What the Bible Says”)

To say He does puts us above Him or declares He doesn’t exist.

There’s no way to tell how many books have been written on this subject. And,...


Aug 11, 2015 4:19pm

A little less talk and a lot more action would help keep Ward’s library open. A city tax takes time to vote in and implement before the end of this year. People could donate enough to keep the...

Pilgrim reflections: The Redefining of Sin

Aug 11, 2015 4:16pm

(Fourth In Series On “What the Bible Says”)

In reality, our greatest war is not without; it’s within.


Such an antiquated, out-of-touch, irrelevant word anymore-at least in...

Pilgrim Reflections: Is Homosexuality A Sin?

Aug 04, 2015 10:59am

(Third In Series On “What the Bible Says”)

Like the proverbial “elephant in the room” or “The emperor has no clothes,” we sometimes avoid the obvious.

Two weeks ago I asked you to pull...

Pilgrim reflections: Natural Law and the God of Nature

Jul 28, 2015 2:35pm

(Second In Series On “What the Bible Says”)

Its inclusion was no accident; it was by Divine Decree.

When Thomas Jefferson, the principle author of the Declaration of Independence,...

Pilgrim Reflections: On truth and common sense

Jul 21, 2015 11:21am

(First In Series On “What the Bible Says”)

Pull up a chair and let’s talk a while.

Talking is such a lost art anymore. The old days of sitting on a porch swing on a Sunday afternoon,...

Pilgrim Reflections:P.C. or J.C.?

Jul 14, 2015 11:06am

(Third in Three-Week Series on “True Freedom and Forgiveness”)


Nowadays we know those two letters can mean “personal computer.” Or, they stand for “political correctness.” And, in...

Pilgrim Reflections: Focus, Forgiveness and the Future

Jul 07, 2015 1:20pm

(Second in Three-Week Series on “True Freedom and Forgiveness”)

To go forward, we can’t keep looking back.

In reality, that’s what Jesus meant when He said “No man having put his hand...

Pilgrim Reflections: Sins of the Fathers

Jun 30, 2015 5:04pm

Hold on to your seats. It’s going to get worse.

It would seem that the murders of nine African-American church members on June 17 by alleged, white-supremist killer, Dylann Roof, has opened...

Pilgrim reflections: When Evil Reigns

Jun 23, 2015 7:09am

He didn’t go there to pray; he went there to prey.

Such were the intentions of 21-year-old Dylann Roof last week when he entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston...