Jackie and Barbara

Our church: Lighthouse Church of Benton

Proclaiming Freedom Through the Finished Work of Jesus Christ 


These are articles, from “Downhome Deliberations”, a column I wrote for the Daily Siftings Herald, a daily paper that was distributed in the Arkadelphia, AR, Clark County, and surrounding areas for several years. Now these articles are appearing in the Southern Standard, a weekly paper based in Amity, Arkansas and distributed in this same area and beyond.

Be blessed with…



Top Notch Living     Top Notch Living: Part 2

      Believe the Gospel
Pancakes     A Great Treasure      Let’s Play Our Piano
Believer to the Birth      Don’t Lose Your Trailer Hitch
The White Duck of Gentry Creek      Chunks of Tire
Ballistic     Chico and the Dogs     Transforming Power
Hit the Save Button Now!      Light By Which To See
The Power of a Praying Church      Just Squeeze the Bottle!
Just Dive In!      Cuts and Pinches      Chicken or a Pig
Find the Right Pin      Full Throttle      Solar Lights
Homer, Bruno, and King David      Follow the Signs
Right Mama?      In God We Trust      Lot Lingered
Wild Goose Chase      Jesus Never Feared
God’s New Thing      Ask and Receive
The Equalizer     The Red Book Miracle

September 27 the following first article in the Southern Standard…

As the Creek Runs: Taking Charge of How Our Creeks Flow

Lights Out: God’s Help Through Ministering Angels

Happy As a Pig in Mud

Just Be With Jesus — Friends Forever

Mums and Petunias        SWOT Analysis for God’s Way

Practicing Good Dental Hygiene     Look at the Word, Not the Clouds

Electric Plugs and Banana Chips     Good Roots Make Good Fruits


Flying in the Fog     Just Ask Waylon and Willy

Whether “Wild” or “Wary” Learn to be Led by the Spirit


Mission Trips Trump Vacations        Mind and Mouth



Gift That Will Carry You Through       Grace – A Definition  

Muddy Boots Clean        Focus on Staying Filled

Your Christmas


Clean Machine in 2015      COPS     Believers Never Die

 Tribute to Becky    Bouquet of Love      Gospel Power

 Stay in Love     A Yielded Believer      Young Forever

God’s Passion    Rivers      Benefits

Always   Take It With You!   Renew Your Mind

Fish Provision     See the Elephant!     Out of Bondage

Myrtle the Milk Cow     Upside Down

Rose or Rattlesnake?     Full Maturity

Partnership Part One

Learn to Draw on Grace

Know This

God’s Program     Ordinary People    Royalty

What’s Next?    Conversion    Believer or Beggar?

Feet, Hands, Heart, and Mouth      Honor to the Mother

Good Book     

Eden, Garden of Pleasure

What God Joins Together       What Man Puts Asunder

No More Twain

Don’t Neglect This!      Words to Win

Fun, Freedom, and Fire      A New Crop

From Reeking to Reigning        Distraction 100

Petal to the Metal      Full Throttle

God’s Program

Stinger-Less    Good Life, Eternal Life

Unauthorized Activity

The Dressing Room     Get Off the Rake!

Spooky Coincidence     Something to Celebrate

Sweet Sleep      Fight     Packing

The Light    Giving Is Living


God’s Plan for You       Two Dogs and a Cat

Power in Jesus’ Name      The Helper

The Helper – Part Two         Normal

Be Filled      2000 Pigs in the Pond

Toast and Bananas    Will Your Boat float?

The Walk and the Works    Where’s the Butter?

Irritated Stupidity        Make the Exchange

Rough Sawn to Ready     Snakes Alive

Be a Braveheart     Bomb Defuser

Bird Brains     The Healing God

Hey Boys. This Way!     When the Knife Slips

Fully Satisfied    From Prodigal to Prince

Choose to Live    Love, Life, and Liberty

Tools to Take You Through     Bill Pay Banking

Refreshing Just a Jump Away    Fleas

12,000 Egg Laying Chickens   Humps In Your Floor

You Got Rights     You Grow What You Sow

Exam Time    Drink More Water

Pub Mix and Nuts     Get To Painting!

Ole Queen    A Good Thing in 80 Days

Polished Marble    Trick or Treat

Thin Ice     The Squeaky Boot

Gophers and Ground Bees   

Beautiful Lights    

Turkey Juice and Black Ashes

Homer, Get the Duck!

A Work in Progress

A Season of Birth

One Goal


Cracked Communication

If You Are Hungry        Dirt

What Crown Are You Wearing?

Your Time To Chime

From the Pit to the Palace

God’s Program   Family Redemption

Skid Marks    Trash in Your Bucket

Agreement With God

Don’t Burn the Farm

Commit to Hold On   Pay Attention

Storm, Shipwreck, and Snake

Who Is Willing to Ride Your Bicycle?

Money in the Bank

Set In Agreement

The Deal Is Done   Memorial Day

Arthur, Take Your Place


Steel in the Rock

Cool, Clear, Refreshing Drink

Don’t Crawfish on the Word!

You Gotta Move!    Rambo

There’s more a comin’, so ya’ll come back real soon

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