The majesty of the name of the Lord is worthy of my consideration and contemplation. His majesty is the very thing that I can relate to and have a specific feeling about.

I am constantly trying to succeed at things. But it is the failure to succeed that pulls me down and the results of success itself that encourages me to inflate my own estimation of self. Neither is ever correct. Just around the corner from failure is success. Just down the road from success is failure. Humanity lives with this reality. I experience this in my own life.

The Lord has perfect knowledge. He neither overestimates himself nor does He have a poor view of himself. In the midst of His work in me I do not disappoint nor do I elate. Majesty is indeed a proper expression for me of God’s name. My success eternally is a once and for all time choice of Him. When I choose Jesus I choose success.

The Lord sees me complete in Christ. The Father expresses absolute love for me in Christ. I will eternally receive only good from the hand of the Lord. This indeed encourages me to proclaim Majestic is your name o Lord. The Lord is good and is robed in majesty. What a God we serve!


My life was a mess
No place to rest
Everyone hurt me
I couldn’t connect with a soul

All around
Was pretty ground
My heart was bare
The lights a glare

The road ahead
Was dark and a dread
What would I do?
Could I make it through?

Then Christ found me
He heard my plea
He touched my soul
Brought warmth to the cold

My life was renewed
My worth was in view
His plan for me
Not controlled by me history

Each day was new
He rescued me
From a life of pain
A life with no name

He knows my work
He hears my need
Jesus is with me
His plan includes me

Today I count
I can live and be free
Not because of what I have
But because of who has me


What does God look like?
I’ve often asked
If you’ve seen Jesus
Then you know

God is kind
He cares for me
His heart is beating
Inside of me

God is love
He sent His Son
To rescue me
Before my life was done

God is here
He never leaves
I can see His presence
In all I receive

God is protection
He guides my way
Giving me wisdom
Helping me pray

God is warmth
He shelters my soul
From long dark nights
From fear of the unknown

God is value
He listens to me
Letting me ramble
Insuring I am free

God is eternal
I will never leave Him
He is my savior
On this I depend


The church is maligned
It is mistreated and ill defined
Many would destroy it
It is the body of Christ

Men form it
Reform and control it
Seek to hold it
But Christ is its head

Hypocrites join it
Idiots misuse it
Some confuse it
But Jesus always will win

Power for presentation
Community for the desperate
Worker for the needy
Christ’s church will prevail

God inspires it
Christ leads it
People need it
The church belongs to God


He found me walking
Down a dead end street
Nameless and evil
I was a slave to sin

Jesus called me
Said He would free me
And give me life
From bondage I would be free

He paid for my sin
And took me in
Reconciling me to God
Paid in full and free

Christ was my friend
He valued me
He said I was His
His worth was in me

My path was new
I could serve and grow
Knowing that Christ
Would keep me whole

Each day is a joy
God’s love in me
Christ directing
My heart is free

Now I know
What I had missed
My life in Christ
Has God in it


a. Forgiven our sins
b. Purchased our freedom
c. Brought us into His kingdom
a. Always was God
b. Always with God
c. He is God
a. Body of Christ
b. Belongs to God
a. Reconciles-peace with
b. Makes us His friends
c. Watches over us
d. Calls us to serve
a. God’s mystery was Jesus work
b. His riches at our disposal
c. Christ in me


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is holding “campus” classes at our North Georgia Campus in Decatur, Georgia. This is an every two year event where we bring our faculty and staff from New Orleans to the off-campus center. It is expensive and logistically a night mare but well worth the investment. When you are training people to work with people it is important that you have a feel for the training process and that those studying see those leading the program in the flesh. We are doing that.

Ah, but on the road is still on the road. I love to travel but I don’t love the process. Hotels and restaurants aren’t my cup of tea. When I was young I loved all of it. As I age and all of the aspects of aging set in it gets tougher. I heard someone say that “if they had known they were going to live this long they would have taken better care of themselves.” I think I agree with that. Hindsight is so clear.

Everything gets out of whack when you travel for several days. Eating is a major chaotic event. Discipline of exercise, quiet time, rest and all other things get confused. But there is the time away when the system gets reset and the anxieties of everyday life are set aside.

Travel well.


Quiet moments instruct
Keeping me alert
Helping me regain
The peace and joy I crave

Society demands me
Setting out my path
This is the way
Peace and joy earned

Foolish folks fight
The picture they see
Knowing it’s not right
The seek to be free

Christ gives life
Light for my soul
To guide me on my path
His plan fashions my soul

Needless pain removed
Ask in Jesus name
Seeking not to lose
I give my life away

In the act of sowing
Birth begins
I belong to Him
Peace and joy rush in


I have a friend in Jerusalem, Tom Brimmer, who is extremely gifted as a tour guide, singer, and all around make things happen guy. He and his wife moved to Israel more than fifteen years ago and began their married life from scratch. They felt led to go to Israel as Christians are sometimes led and have bloomed in the desert. Tom is one of the top tour guides in Israel and his wife is one of the senior executives in a Chrisitian Jewish Relief Organization, Bridges for Peace.

When I’m on the road my thoughts often turn to traveling to Israel. I take seminary groups there 1 or 2 times each year. Our last trip was in Dec/Jan this year. It was outstanding. I am amazed that after 20 plus years of taking Christian groups to Israel I still find out something new each visit.

Tom has been our tour guide for the last ten years. I can truthfully say that his knowledge of the land, politics, economic and daily issues in Israel have been a blessing to our groups and to me.

I am discovering that it is good to think about friends. Those that the Lord blesses us with as we journey through this life. I have felt all these years that the Lord was leading me to take our seminarians to Israel. Tom has been a blessing as he helped us to “live the Bible” on these trips.

Blessings on your day.


God has chosen
Those who choose
Heaven bound
Holy shoes

The Lord declares
Our worth and cost
He paid a price
On Calvary’s Cross

Who can say?
It isn’t real
Jesus rose
From death’s deal

Now live
Under His Cross
My life is His
His death my cost

Heaven bound
God has vowed
I will stand
On eternal land

Now I live
Day to day
The things I do
Eternal sway

Then that day
This world is done
I’ll go with Him
I’ll be His child

Nevermore to suffer strife
No tears or fears or bad advice
I will see the Son
He will rule my life