Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

We’ll eat, visit, hear a brief, inspiring message from Steve Bailey, and enjoy the singing of His Harmony quartet. I’m talking about our annual Ellis County Golden Agers’ Rally Thursday evening, July 27th, at 6:00. There will be a touch of patriotism, so red, white and blue attire will be appropriate, but not required. In…

PREACHER’S CORNER

COMMON SENSE IS NOT SO COMMON Proverbs 2:1-4 (ESV) “My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and…

GOLDEN CORNER

February 17th was the last night my sweet Billie spent at our house. She fell on the 18th, broke her hip, and has been in a hospital or nursing home since. Though she is receiving the best of care, she still is walking very little. It breaks my heart when she asks every day or…

Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

The Bible says about Dorcas in Acts 9:36, “This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.” Peter said about Jesus in Acts 10:38, “Who went about doing good.” Paul wrote in Titus 3:1, “Remind them…to be ready unto every good work,” Earlier in Titus 2:7 Paul admonished Titus to “show…

PREACHER’S CORNER

IT WAS A REALLY B-I-G SNAKE. I read an article some time ago where a husband and wife missionary team were on furlough. The husband brought a special report in place of a sermon. The married couple stationed in what appeared to be a particularly steamy jungle. What has always stayed with me is the…

Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

Just the other day I took a drive through Sandstone Ranch, that new subdivision adjacent to our church building. Of course, one can see lots of new houses from Brown Street, but that does not begin to tell the story. New streets are being built, making way for hundreds of new houses. It’s not unreasonable…

Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

Hate is a terrible thing! I’m writing this just following the shooting in that ballpark just outside Washington D.C. The devil must rejoice when he persuades someone to pick up a rifle and attempt to pick off members of congress. These must be those “perilous times” Paul mentioned in II Timothy 3:1-4. Hatred is a…

Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

Way back in the dark ages when I was a boy in school, I could hardly wait for recess, and one of my favorite things to do was to play marbles. Oh, what fun we had with those little glass balls! We even had them names. There were peewees, rolypolys, steelies and a few others.…

Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

I hate to sound negative, but this old world is in a mess. All one has to do to come to that conclusion is to read his paper or turn on his TV. Suicide bombings, killing on our streets, political hatred, even difficulty in determining which bathroom to use – – all this is evidence…

GOLDEN CORNER

My good friend, Wayne Hemmingway, died last Sunday in Houston. We’ve been friends since 1952. In fact he was our principal my senior year in high school at Athens Bible School in Alabama. He was fun, but firm. He was exactly what we needed at that stage in our lives. He was also our choral…

PREACHER’S CORNER

Today is a happy day for some and a somber day for others. Today our Seniors are taking one more step toward ending one segment of their education. Graduation from High School is upon these twelve beautiful students pictured inside this bulletin. Our congregation will honor them with a gift of a Bible and many…