• Albert Einstein once said: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”


    How many of you have suffered injuries from riding a bicycle?  I would say most of us have experienced some cuts and bruises as we learned to pedal our bikes and stay upright! Whether we realized it or not, learning to ride a bicycle was all about balance. And the best way to achieve that balance was to pedal forward and steadily.   


    There are a lot of gurus who will tell you how to achieve life balance through any number of methods. Perhaps you have tried some of these ways often advertised on the front cover of magazines found at grocery store check-out aisles. Try these fads if you must, but there is one way to balance life that has been proven true for centuries.

  • Driving home last night I saw the most beautiful sunset. The sun looked like a giant orange ball in the sky. It inspired me to sing a song I learned as a child:  Beyond the Sunset.  One of our early church members, Maxine Strickland, had met Virgil and Blanche Brock, the composers of the song. Virgil was, in fact, an ordained minister in the Christian Church, serving churches in Indiana and Florida. The story behind the song was told to Lindsay Terry by Virgil Brock himself.

  • “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).


    My son, Ethan, is serving as a counselor this week at North Georgia Christian Camp. He texted me on Monday to tell me that two young men from Lanier (Beau & Owen) are on his team. I was glad to hear this. I told him how excited we were because Owen was baptized on Sunday. Then, I asked Ethan how camp was going. The answer he gave was unexpected: “It’s going great!” Honestly, I thought he was going to say, “It’s too hot!” But Ethan loves camp and he loves serving there, which makes my heart happy.


    What about you? Where do you love serving?