Thursday, January 29, 2009


I am a life-long reader and student of the Bible. I learned to read the Bible listening to my parents read the Bible each morning before I went to school as a child. We read the Bible and prayed every morning regardless of whether we were running late and would miss the school bus or not. Nothing kept us from reading the Bible. That produced a life-long habit that I still follow. I read the Bible for me so God can speak to me and my life. Then, I read and study the Bible to minister to others. 

My parents still read the Bible together every morning. I visit them all along and we read the Bible and pray first thing after breakfast.

All of the Bible is full of blessing, truth, and life. It is the guide for our day and the light for our path. It is our corrector and instructor and our liberator. God's word is truth to set and keep us free.

I love to preach and teach God's Word. That is my calling and my highest fulfillment in my profession. I love many aspects of ministry and serving as a pastor, but preaching and teaching God's Word is the top of the list.

So, what is my favorite life verse? 

It is Romans 15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy in believing , that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."

Every word in that verse is powerful. Tomorrow I will write a few thoughts on a couple of the key words from Romans 15:13. 

Hope you will meet me here tomorrow. I will not post on the weekends on this blog. My posts will be from Monday through Friday and will include some videos and pictures in the near future.


  1. Milton, I was wondering what your thoughts were about changing your blog's name to "Transform" or "Transforming." We never stay the same...God is always changing us, transforming us.

  2. I like that, Scarlett! Of course, it doesn't matter what I like, but just wanted to second your suggestion. :-)

    I'm enjoying the new blog, Milton!

    God bless!

  3. I am open to ideas for the blog title and I like "Transforming." I chose Plea initially because I view my writings as a plea or appeal toward the good. I am not bent or stuck on using the title Plea. I need to think that threw, but I didn't want to wait on the "right" title to make the transition to the new blog.

  4. I can relate to hearing the Word from your parents as a child. In fact, if you're looking for anything secular to read, my parents' house isn't the place to find it. Take it from someone who's been there looking. :-) Indeed, the Word is powerful, and I need to read it more.

    Enjoying your new direction.

  5. I also love the Word. I am so thankful for the ability to read it. Not everyone can. He speaks to us through the Bible and I am so thankful for His love.

    I look forward to those pictures and videos. You can only guess who we are anxious to see. Bless you. Trish