Category Archives: Faith/Life

Trusting The Lord

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch I was talking with some drag racing friends the other day, and we were musing how nostalgia racing has become prominent within the sport, with emphasis placed on the older cars and stars of drag

The Good Shepherd

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch In chapter 10 of the New Testament book of John, Jesus discusses the timeless profession of a shepherd.  He stated that sheep know the voice of their shepherd and they will follow him, but they

Gifts From The Father

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch In your beginning, the Lord gave you life. And He equipped you with a few tools you’d need later on in that life. Maybe He installed some talents, a dose of common sense, perhaps a

The Name of Jesus

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch When people hear the name of Jesus, many thoughts may come to their mind.  They may reflect back on a portrait of Jesus they have seen; that one where He is portrayed as a handsome

Just A Typical Young Couple

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Their lives had been planned out long ago.  Just two kids who would find each other somehow. They would lead average lives, nothing exceptional really. They would never be rich or change the world. But

Worship For The Modern Day Believer

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch In past columns we have talked about worship, and once again I feel led to address the subject. This column is not a commentary on today’s worship music, or a critique of worship leaders. There

Giving From The Heart

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Well folks, it’s time for my semi-annual column on giving.  Who knows, I might write three this year, but I would like to state emphatically once again that I believe in tithing! And I believe

Is Racism Ever Right ?

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch In the contentious and volatile world the present day media lives in, there is a great deal of emphasis on race relations and it seems there is a lot of pitting of races against each

On Bearing Fruit For The Kingdom

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch In the gospel of John, Jesus talked to His disciples concerning His followers bearing fruit….. “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit,

There Will Be Judgment One Day

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch In the culture of today, we as Christians grieve in our spirits as seemingly godless people spew hatred and constantly attack everything good and decent in our society.  This past Christmas, some decades old music