Is it really better than the alternative? Several years back, I asked a gentleman how he was doing? The answer I got did not shock me at the time, nor did I give much thought about it. The gentlemen stated that he “woke up this morning and that is better than the alternative.” Since...Continue reading
Grateful for the “Sin” Eclipse Mckinley Pate A few years ago I along with my family were able to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Rabun County Georgia Officials were expecting tens of thousands of people to converge on Rabun County to witness a “once in a lifetime event;” a Total Solar Eclipse. This...Continue reading
It’s your fault Mckinley Pate Often times, many want to blame others for things that do not go their way in life. Sports fans like to blame the athletes, athletes blame the coaches and coaches blame the referees. Children blame their parents, parents blame law enforcement or the media, and, well, the media blames everyone. ...Continue reading
Almost Persuaded Mckinley Pate There is a popular song in our song book titled “Almost Persuaded.” The author of this song, Philip Bliss, penned the words after hearing a sermon on Acts 26:28. The preacher in which he was listening stated “He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, and to be almost saved is...Continue reading
What COVID Taught Me To Appreciate Mckinley Pate In October 2020, I was diagnosed with COVID-19. At first I thought it was just a simple sinus infection, but it turned out to be so much more. I say the following not to scare anyone, only to state a fact; I do not remember being that...Continue reading
What does it mean to “Call on the name of the Lord”? by Mckinley Pate Acts 2:21 states “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”. Our denominational friends often misuse this this passage by saying, all one has to do to be...Continue reading
On August 16, 2013, three Oklahoma teens allegedly shot and killed Christopher Lane because they said that they were bored. The nation is in complete shock over this senseless crime. If these teens would have only read and trusted in the Bible, this crime could and should have been avoided. Solomon wrote as recoded for...
God told the prophet Hosea, “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…,” Hosea 4:6. The more I talk to people, the more I realize that verse fits our day and time so well. A couple of years ago, I was talking to a man at a local hospital in Rabun County. As we studied...Continue reading