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God’s Paintbrush

October 25, 2008 As I gaze upon the beautiful mountains of Randolph County in their autumn splendor, I can just imagine our father with his paint brush so gloriously painting the majestic mountains to a perfection... more »»

Sanctification:?A Peculiar Treasure and a Second Work of Grace

October 18, 2008 “Unto them who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to the saints.” I reverently received a belated Fathers Day gift on my 56th birthday. more »»

Forgive! Forgive! Forgive! and Then ­– Forget!

October 11, 2008 In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus tells the parable of the unmerciful servant. This parable tells of the need we each have to forgive those who have done us wrong. more »»

Politics, Power, Authority Faith, Prayer — an Election Day Mix

September 27, 2008 These days, much is being made about faith and politics. The candidates for the highest offices in the land are being questioned and talking about their faith in God. more »»

Becoming Really Free

September 20, 2008 “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32 NIV). more »»

May the Lord Answer You in the Day of Trouble

September 13, 2008 In the last two weeks, there have been two incidents that have changed the lives of two families that we are very close to. more »»

Tend to Your Foundation

September 6, 2008 Recently, Becky and I, as well as my parents, walked into the Elkins Depot and purchased our tickets for the New Tygart Flyer. more »»

Life Questions

August 30, 2008 Is there really meaning in life? Is there a purpose for my life? If God is loving, why are there so many tragic bad things that happen? There are many important life questions to consider. more »»

Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

August 23, 2008 We live in a world of blessings far beyond what we can ever proclaim. more »»

Finding Joy Versus Seeking Happiness

August 2, 2008 Joy, such a small word. But without it in your life, there is a hole that nothing can fill. Joy controls how you go about your everyday lif. more »»

Church Growth – Antioch Style!

July 26, 2008 May I share some brief reflections on church growth and the wonderful Bible pattern that we find in the church at Antioch? Church growth is not produced by a program, plan or marketing... more »»

Forgive and Forget But by My Spirit Saith the Lord

July 19, 2008 In honor of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and in memory of my friend and author, the Rev. Croft Pentz. As the old saying goes, “To err is human, and to forgive is divine. more »»

Rest for the Weary

July 12, 2008 We are now in the midst of summer, a time when vacations are being taken to get away from the stresses of the job and to enjoy some rest and relaxation. more »»

‘Everywhere Around the World They’re Coming to America!’

July 4, 2008 In 1980, legendary singer/songwriter Neal Diamond recorded one of his greatest hits, “America,” about the millions of souls from all parts of the world who have come to the United State... more »»

Being Prepared for a Disaster Is a Vital Responsibility

June 28, 2008 The worship service was over, everyone had gone home and now the Rev. Thaddeus A. Praysalot could finally sit down. more »»

Making God’s Love Visible Through Baptism

June 21, 2008 During a Community Lenten Worship Series this year, I made some remarks about baptism. more »»

‘All of Your Sons Will Be taught of the Lord’

June 14, 2008 I was talking to a woman the other day and telling her about our youngest son. She ask me if I had ever shared this story with anyone. I told her not really. I have told a few but not the whole story. more »»

In Praise of Small Towns

June 7, 2008 The last few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about the joy of living in a small town. Last week, I officiated at a funeral for a friend. He was a person of strong faith. more »»

Take the Time to Answer: What is My Purpose?

May 31, 2008     What is my purpose? A while back as I was visiting one of my church members in the rest home, he asked the question, “What is my... more »»

Decoration Day: A Memorial Day Tradition

May 24, 2008 One of the things I remember about growing up was going to ‘‘decorate the graves’’ on sometime over the Memorial Day weekend. more »»



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