Darryl Wood, Author at Shelby County Reporter

From the Pulpit

Chewing gum Christians have staying power

When directed to stand during a worship service, I placed my hands on the seat and pushed up. My fingertips felt something odd underneath the ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, September 24, 2012 11:33 am

From the Pulpit

Shine your light where it does most good

The Olympic flame burned brightly in London in 2012. But not many people saw it live. Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, August 27, 2012 2:40 pm

From the Pulpit

Stay off the high wire ­— no faith test needed

Nik Wallenda. High-wire artist, showman, athlete, Christian. All those descriptors apply. Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, July 23, 2012 11:55 am

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Usually it’s best to heed the warning

About the time I saw the driver in front of me, he yelled, “Beep! Beep!” Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, July 2, 2012 11:29 am

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When God calls you out, it’s time to listen

Myrtle and I share a love-hate relationship. Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, June 18, 2012 10:40 am

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Make sure your heart has room for God’s joy

An architect met with a church building team to find out what they wanted in the building design. Read more

by Darryl Wood, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:09 pm

From the Pulpit

Independence is fine, but don’t miss God’s grace

Some people are too self-sufficient for their own good. Andy is one of those. After a leisurely lunch, the server laid the check on the ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:52 pm

From the Pulpit

Offer no excuses and lay no blame

Anyone wish to have been in Kyle Williams’ shoes on the day after the NFC Championship Game? Probably not! The San Francisco 49ers punt returner ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, February 6, 2012 5:00 pm

From the Pulpit

Christians have filter for every decision they make

Cupcake wars erupted in Las Vegas over the holidays. Rebecca Hains tried to carry a red velvet cupcake aboard a flight. The Transportation Security Administration ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:44 am

From the Pulpit

Being content with ‘enough’ in life

Anytime I travel down Interstate 65 south of Montgomery, a compelling urge strikes me to stop at Priester’s Pecans near Fort Deposit. I caved to ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:30 pm

From the Pulpit

God won’t remove you from his list of favorites

“Hello,” I spoke into my cell phone. No response. Finally a voice asked with a confused stammer, “Who is this? Karen?” Read more

by Darryl Wood, Thursday, November 3, 2011 2:14 pm

From the Pulpit

Your job is to accept and love

As she walked out of Sunday school, 6-year-old Amy complained of a tummy ache. “That’s because your tummy is empty,” said mom. “You’ll feel better ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, October 3, 2011 1:08 pm

From the Pulpit

Respect for others should be a way of life

Who relishes a medical test? Some of them can be downright humiliating. Read more

by Darryl Wood, Friday, September 2, 2011 9:30 am

From the Pulpit

In the end, motives do matter

“Kool-aid, Kool-aid, tastes great! Wish we had some, can’t wait!” That jingle touted one of the best brands ever. Kool-aid remains a staple in many ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 2:16 pm

From the Pulpit

Freedom requires we offer something in defense

In the later years of his life, my father undertook a daily ritual. He flew an American flag outside the house. When asked why he ... Read more

by Darryl Wood, Monday, July 11, 2011 3:40 pm

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