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
In 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
When I was eight years old I came home from school to see my dad’s truck at the house. The bed of his 56 Ford pickup was full of boxes, and none of them contained anything of mine.
My dad was leaving.
And he wasn’t taking me with him. Continue reading The Difference A Dad Makes
Facebook 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!
All day long Bob had struggled with digging this stupid ditch. As the sun baked his skin, beads of perspiration dripped down his face. He was sore and worn out. As he looked at his progress, Bob realized he had only trenched half of the distance the boss had told him to dig. Now it was quitting time, and the boss was going to return soon. How would Bob explain his lack of progress? Continue reading The Tractor or the Shovel?
As 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
“Keep On Loving You”
Sunday, August 11, 2013 Pastor Jerry Godsey
mp3 audio: “Keep On Loving You”
Sunday, July 28, 2013 Pastor Jerry Godsey
mp3 audio: “Bear Witness”
“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”
Sunday, June 9, 2013 Pastor Jerry Godsey
mp3 audio: “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”