Monday, May 11, 2015

The Field

The title of the post comes from a story that our pastor's father, J.V. McKinney, shares about growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas.  J.V. was here in Lee's Summit yesterday for worship services, and Blake (our pastor) shared the story as an illustration in his message about the Good Samaritan and the power of the gospel to break barriers. 

J.V.'s story appears in Ethics Daily today and is well worth reading.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Brian Kaylor's Message from Churchnet Gathering

Baptist News Global today features an article that highlights portions of Brian Kaylor's address to Churchnet's recent annual gathering in Jefferson City.  As I commented in my own post on the gathering, Brian's message was quite prophetic.

Here is a link to the sermon Brian preached.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In Honor of Today

I couldn't resist sharing this opportunity to chuckle (or groan) as the case may be.

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.