Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I was just thinking the other day about how we need to be honest with ourselves and one another.  How many times has someone greeted you and asked "How are you?" and we say "I'm fine, how are you?" knowing good and well that sometimes things aren't so "fine" in our lives.  I'm not saying that we should go around and tell all of our business to every person that we meet, but lets be real. We get up in the morning, put on our "Masks" and go to work and act like nothing is ever wrong.  This is especially true about those of us that are Christians.  We put on our Masks and go to church and have conversations with others and every other word is "Praise the Lord", "Amen", or "Thank you Jesus", and meanwhile we have not even addressed those unresolved issues in our lives: i.e depression, substance abuse, infidelity, etc.  I just saw a headline on the internet that talked about how a pastor hired a hitman to kill his wife!  C'mon people!  Jesus said, "Come to Me all ye that are labored and heavy laden and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).  It's time to take off the "Masks" and have a real, honest conversation with Jesus.  Let Him guide you thru the various issues of life.  Trust me, you'll be glad you did.



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

God's Workmanship

God has truly blessed me with a wonderful wife.  In addition to being very attractive, she is also very creative and talented.  For example, she collects Barbie dolls and repaints them and turns them into "one of a kind" (OOAK) masterpieces.  I am constantly amazed by her ability to take an "ordinary" doll and turn it into a work of art. Here is an example:

As I reflect on my wife's talents, I am reminded of the fact that we are God's workmanship or "masterpieces" (see Isaiah 64:8, and Ephesians 2:10). When we place ourselves in God's hands, God remakes us into an entirely new and blessed creation, designed "to do good works."  All I can say is, "little becomes much, when we place it in the Master's hands." Food for thought....

God bless,

Rev. Williamson

Monday, September 5, 2011

Random thoughts

Lately I have been thinking about just how precious life is.  So many people have been affected by hurricane "Irene", with several lives lost and millions upon millions in property damage.  Also, on a personal note, last week my 85 year old father suffered a heart attack, but thank God he is recovering.  And then, I just saw on tv that a former profootball star and current Hall of Famer suffered a stroke on Friday and died on Sunday at the age of 56!  Just a few years older than me! In the words of Marvin Gaye: "Makes me wanna holla, throw up both my hands..."

Let me leave you with this scripture from Isaiah 55:6 "Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near."

Peace and Blessings,

Rev. Williamson