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Fellowship At The Ranch

Perhaps it seems a continuing theme with the last few articles I’ve written regarding change. Yet “change” seems the perfect topic to me as we enter once again into the earliest days of 2016. Life itself is a conundrum, shifting one direction then another through the daily challenges that mount into months and years shaping…

Fellowship At The Ranch

Dr. Jim Wilkins By the time you read this article, Christmas has been in the marketplace for a month and a half, and some of you are sick and tired of it all. That’s ok, I am too. The consumerism which Christmas has become, I’m sick and tired of it all. However, I’ll never get…

Fellowship At The Ranch

Dr. Jim Wilkins Last month my article was about “change,” where I suggested our ability to deal with change was based on our relationship with the Creator. This week in my study I came across this quote from Charles Darwin in 1809, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most…

Fellowship At The Ranch

Dr. Jim Wilkins In a couple of weeks we’ll set our clocks back again in conjunction with Daylight Savings Time. It’s never really bothered me that much because change in general doesn’t scare me or concern me. Things change. We see it all around us. All of nature is governed by seasons: winter, spring, summer,…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Pastor Jim Wilkins It’s a simple thing. When a story begins with “This is a true story,” which is followed by the narrative being told, regardless of whose telling it, the choice becomes for each of us, “Do you believe?” Simple, right? We can make the choice to believe it if there is empirical evidence…

Fellowship at the Ranch

It’s hot. Even on a good day I’m a fairly hot body temperature natured person. When I step outside into the summer Texas air, my body screams at me, “What are you thinking?” My tendency is to crank down the thermostat another notch or two, pull out an old unused room fan to go with…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Jim Wikins Freedom. At what point are we really free? At birth we come out of our mothers’ wombs totally naked, and in a sense finally free of the restriction of space. Now breathing air instead of fluid, blinking at the light instead of seeing only darkness, in only the strictest sense are we now…

Fellowship at the Ranch

It’s difficult for us. We have such a childlike limited view of time and space; we don’t understand and can’t comprehend the vastness of our universe. The sheer distances involved in interstellar space are seen more through science fiction than science. The entertainment industry has offered us “Beam me up, Scotty,” and “wormholes” for space…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Contentment is an interesting word, a much sought goal and a seldom activated emotion. It is also a word which apparently has many meanings, so many in fact, that it seems almost subjective to each individual human life. One dictionary defines contentment as “a state of happiness and satisfaction.” Another says it is “the state…

Fellowship at the Ranch – April 2015

Jim Wilkins The implications of an empty tomb from a human perspective are always based in the individual person’s perception of reality. The implications of the same event from a divine perspective are always based in what is real. Do you see the difference? The Roman soldiers that guarded the tomb were in fear for…