Category Archives: Christian Living

Posts that deal with Christian living and its issues.

A Coach Looks At Dads

Dejected young baseball player.Bobby puts his helmet on, picks out a bat and heads to the plate. As he scans the stands he knows what he’ll find. Or rather, he knows what he won’t find: his dad.  He steps into the batter’s box and tries to overcome his disappointment and concentrate on the pitcher. Oh well, it’s not like Dad has ever shown up… Continue reading A Coach Looks At Dads

A Pastor Looks At Dads

912758_85165325In thirty-plus years of ministry I have seen it over and over again. A young man with no male role model at home struggles with manhood and his place in the world. Without a strong man at home showing them what a man, a father, a husband looks like, they are left twisting in the wind, filling in the blanks on their own. The world is more than happy to fill in the blanks, telling young men that their manhood is tied up in their sexuality. And yet each sexual encounter leads to frustration and the feeling that there never is enough. Continue reading A Pastor Looks At Dads

Thanks!

thankyouFacebook can be a nice way to connect with people, but it is also full of incredibly vacuous items.

There are posts that say, “If you don’t ‘Like’ this photo, this puppy will die.” See ya, Fido, hope you had a nice life. Or I will get invited to play some goofy game like “The Wizards of the Flying Bedpans” Um, no. There is a big craze on Facebook right now to post 30 days of thankfulness. So naturally, the cynic in me resisted the idea. Not that I’m not thankful for things, I am. I’m just not going to remember to post for 30 days in a row!

So here is Jerry Godsey’s list of things he is thankful for. Continue reading Thanks!

Divorce and Marriage

divorceAs I sat in the emergency room Wednesday, I kept telling my wife how sorry I was that she had to go through this with me. She just smiled and told me to be quiet and let the pain meds kick in. They did, and soon I was asleep. When I woke up, there she was, sitting right by my bed, patiently waiting for me to come to my senses.

September 12th marks our 32nd wedding anniversary, and for many of those years it seems that Lanette has been patiently waiting for me to come to my senses in one way or another. When I tell people how long we’ve been married, their  response is almost always shock that someone could be married that long, or maybe they are just shocked someone could be married to me for that long. Continue reading Divorce and Marriage

Love Stinks: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

“Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”
Sunday, May 12, 2013 (Mother’s Day) Pastor Jerry Godsey
mp3 audio: “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”