Author Archives: Steve Picray

About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!

Colin and Nike: The Ad Review

I’ve seen the ad now, so I feel like I should write a follow-up. I don’t hate it. It actually has some very good points. The voice over is done by Colin Kaepernick, of course. As an aside, I agree … Continue reading

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Nike and Colin.

I didn’t watch the NFL for almost the past two years.  I think I’ve watched one or two games total. The reason was because of the national anthem protests. As a point of clarification, I firmly believe these men have … Continue reading

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Wasps

As I sit in my office, I look out the window. Movement catches my eye. There is a wasp’s nest in the upper corner of my window on the other side of the glass. The wasps industriously move over the surface … Continue reading

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My Jesus Fair

There’s a song called “My Jesus Fair” that we sang in church this morning. The first verse is: My Jesus, fair, was pierced by thorns, By thorns grown from the fall. Thus He who gave the curse was torn To … Continue reading

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Dementia

I have had conversations recently with an elderly person who has dementia. This means that she frequently forgets basic information such as where she is, what year it is, and even sometimes who she is. This condition means that she … Continue reading

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Afraid vs Prepared

In reading the activity on social media in the past several days after the most recent evil person decided to kill a bunch of people in Florida, I’ve heard one comment several times in several places. It’s some variant of … Continue reading

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The Map Is Wrong

I have seen this map floating around on the internet stating that there have been 18 school shootings so far this year. Actually that map is misleading. If we define a “School Shooting” as an incident where someone shoots random … Continue reading

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