Wise Men Still Seek Jesus

  When Abraham Lincoln was born, his cousin, Dennis Hanks, 9 years old, was visiting.  Nancy let Dennis hold the baby and Abraham just cried and cried.  Dennis handed the crying baby back and said, “Aunt, take him, he’ll never come to much.” How wrong could a person be.   When Jesus, the Messiah, was born, […]

God With Skin On

                 I want to share with you my favorite Christmas story.       A little girl had been tucked in bed one night after the family prayers.  It was a stormy night, the lightning flashed across the sky and thunder shook the house.  The youngster endured this as long as possible. Then, she scurried to the living […]

What is in a Name?

  My name is Max E Smith.  How I got that name, so I am told, is that my mother was hoping for a baby girl, but I came.  She had picked out the name, Maxine, for her girl.  Since I was a boy, she just shortened the name to Max E.  I have no […]

The Open Doors

  The beloved John, imprisoned on the isle of Patmos, convict island, the Alcatraz of his day. Here John spent all his time, never leaving the confines of this island.  John says very little about his imprisonment, but it could not help but have an effect upon him. Therefore, one wonders what reaction John had, […]

This Old House

  Someone has said, “Time flies when you are having fun.”  Let me tell you, that time flies whether you are having fun or not.  Days, months, years just rush by.  James tells us that “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”  James 4:14   My favorite statement about age […]