Life in the Fast-Food Lane

By Rob Norris Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 When Truett Cathy opened his Dwarf House restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946, he made a decision never to deal with money on the Lord’s Day. The Dwarf House was always closed on Sundays. The restaurant was the […]

Thanksgiving Day after Day

By Rob Norris He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me. Psalm 50:23 Has it ever seemed surprising to you that God made the Israelites wander in the wilderness for 40 years just for grumbling and complaining? My kids may have spent 30 minutes in their rooms for griping, but 40 years? That’s some […]

Dreaming Dreams

By Pastor Rob Norris   So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people. Galatians 6:10   I think one of the greatest needs in the Christian community is for individual men and women to dream some dreams about how they can use their talents to impact people’s lives for Christ. Let […]

“I’m There”

By Pastor Rob Norris “I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.” Philippians 2:20 Gary Thomas, author of such inspiring books as Sacred Marriage and Authentic Faith: The Power of a Fire-Tested Life, tells the story of two American soldiers who became fast friends during their preparations […]

Soul Food

Oh, how I love your teachings! I talk about them all the time. Psalm 119:97 By Rob Norris We’re all familiar with the nutritional listings on food and beverage packages. Most of us are interested in total calories per serving, especially calories coming from good or bad fat, as well as readings on carbohydrates, sugar […]

A Parent’s Top Five

Rob Norris Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Tami and I have not been perfect parents, but when you have children God gives you a few hundred lessons along the way. And from our years of experience, we’ve […]

Gods Path Or Your Path

By Pastor Rob Norris Think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Proverbs 3:6 Although the Lord showers His goodness on all men and women, the ability to perceive and enjoy it is limited by a refusal to reverence Him as God. To experience the fullness of […]

Life In The Fast-Food Lane

By Pastor Rob Norris Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 When Truett Cathy opened his Dwarf House restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia in 1946, he made a decision never to deal with money on the Lord’s Day. The Dwarf House was always closed on Sundays. Perhaps this policy […]

Bouncing Ball

By Pastor Robert Norris I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity. Ecclesiastes 2:11 There are seasons in life when our work requires more of us than it does at other times For Example, Tax season for the accountant and Christmas […]

Fifty Years Faithful

By Pastor Rob Norris “For love is as strong as death.” – Song of Solomon 8:6 Only 10 months into their marriage, during an otherwise calm Sunday drive to church one July morning, a young Navy couple’s car was broadsided by a streaking ambulance racing through an intersection. The driver of the car, R. L. […]

Marching Orders

By Pastor Rob Norris   For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers . . . the powers . . . the world forces of this darkness. Ephesians 6:12 Whether you realize it or not, you are engaged in a spiritual battle every day. You live in a culture that […]

Keep Going

By Pastor Rob Norris Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 We don’t talk a lot about cross carrying. That’s more the fine print of being a follower of Christ–the part we don’t generally go around advertising to those we’re hoping to draw into Christian […]

Holes in the Wall

By Pastor Rob Norris   “Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established.” Proverbs 4:26 The Great Wall of China is one of the great wonders of the world, a true masterpiece of engineering. It’s the only man-made structure that can be seen from outer space. Five to six horses […]

Quiet Down

By Pastor Norris “But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness to pray.” Luke 5:16 Did you know there are cultures in the world that don’t have a word for “minute” or “hour”? They simply have no need or desire to measure time in such short increments. Nor do they attempt to maximize […]

Show Up, Lord

By Pastor Rob Norris   “Ah Lord GOD! Nothing is too difficult for You.” Jeremiah 32:17 How many times have you prayed for God to “show up”–that He would reveal His purpose and power and presence in an unmistakable way? Some people might say, “Aw, that’s just the way Christians talk. No one really expects […]

A New Legacy

By Pastor Rob Norris “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” -Joshua […]

Home Of The Brave

By Pastor Rob Norris “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Maurice “Mo” Cheeks has enjoyed a long and successful career as a player and coach in the National Basketball Association. But in my opinion, his greatest moment in basketball had nothing to do with the action on the court. […]

Ready, Willing And Able

By Pastor Rob Norris “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the LORD,” (Proverbs 21:31). On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Staff Sergeant, David Karnes, was watching the horrific events unfold on television at his office in Connecticut. But this ex-Marine – now an accountant – felt […]

Home Fires

By Pastor Rob Norris “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.”  (Psalm 78:4) Five grown siblings came together at the event of their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. When the time came to express […]

Without A Friend

By Pastor Rob Norris   “Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away,” (Proverbs 27:10). We’ve never had so many options for connecting with people – mail, email, phone, text-messaging, Facebook. Yet recent findings reported in the American Sociological Review show that the number of people who claim to have no […]