Fixating on What’s Important: A Dad’s Legacy

by Bill Fix As Father’s Day is upon us, I found a 2019 poll that addressed what people said they learned from their fathers. Here’s a sample of the results: 29% – How to cook dinner or grill meat 28% – How to put up a tent 26% – How to tie a necktie 26%Continue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: A Dad’s Legacy”

Fixating on What’s Important: Bible Revisions

by Bill Fix Although published two years ago, I read an article just a few days ago from The Babylon Bee and was surprised at how believable this satirical piece was. Entitled “New WikiBible Lets Anyone Edit the Scriptures” (published June 7, 2019), this piece seemed so accurate I actually checked online to see ifContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Bible Revisions”

Fixating on What’s Important: Finding Answers

by Bill Fix The news this past week has been dominated by the story of yet another tragic school shooting and various politicians and commentators offering numerous solutions to prevent such disasters from happening in the future. Regardless of whether state, local, and federal governments move to ban or restrict access to certain firearms, provideContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Finding Answers”

Fixating on What’s Important: Reading

by Bill Fix A few days ago, I stopped by a bagel shop for breakfast and a change of scenery to finish some work. While there, I observed a group of women meeting for breakfast and a devotional/Bible study. Near the end of their meeting, I couldn’t help but here one lady express to theContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Reading”

Fixating on What’s Important: Change

by Bill Fix What is our focus in discussing religious matters with others and teaching the gospel? Are we merely trying to get someone to switch a denominational allegiance and be “COC”? Are we focused so much on baptism that we downplay the importance of faith and true repentance? May it not be so. BecomingContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Change”

Fixating on What’s Important: Scheduling

by Bill Fix I saw a one-liner recently that the receptionist/scheduler at the dentist’s office will “look you dead in the eye and ask if you’re available for your next appointment in 6 months and one day from now.” Most of us aren’t scheduling a ton of things that far out so it’s easy toContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Scheduling”

Fixating on What’s Important: Converts

by Bill Fix The last six lessons I presented examined conversions from the book of Acts. Breaking down the Latin root words, vert meaning “turn” and con meaning “against,” we can understand how our English word means to change one’s religious beliefs. We studied how five individuals in Acts adapted their faith when presented withContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Converts”

Fixating on What’s Important: Memorials

by Bill Fix Every American around the age of 25 or older likely remembers September 11, 2001. We remember where we were, what we were doing, and whom we saw as we heard and watched the terrorist attacks unfold that day. We remember how we felt and the uncertainty of that week. I remember theContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Memorials”

Fixating on What’s Important: Grieving

By Bill Fix I’m not sure the average age where one starts seeing longtime friends and old classmates deal with major health issues, but I’ve recently begun to notice (at age 42). It used to be that when I heard of a peer dying the cause was a suicide or accident, but getting older seemsContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Grieving”

Fixating on What’s Important: Adoption

by Bill Fix Over the last week and a half, I helped complete a guardianship and an adoption case. While these two cases involved different circumstances, what they both shared is that a child needed responsible adults to care for them in the absence of parents, whether stepping in as the adoptive parents or legalContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Adoption”