Just Four Hours
October 10th, 2020
Thunderstorms raced through our neighborhood the day of my daughter’s high school graduation party. The pouring rain pounded relentlessly. Our house and garage were way too small to accommodate guests...  Read More
I Promise To...
October 9th, 2020
Scouts make them. So do a bride and groom. Or a person joining a club. People make promises all the time! Sometimes those promises are very solemn, other times they’re said flippantly. All too often t...  Read More
Thinking of You
October 8th, 2020
My phone rang the other day. “I thought of you,” the caller said, “and I decided to call and see how you are.” I first knew the caller when she was 8 years old. I was her teacher. To be on her mind af...  Read More
Overcoming Life's Struggles
October 7th, 2020
A young gardener watched a butterfly trying to break out of its chrysalis. He wanted to help. He took a pair of scissors and clipped off the tip of the chrysalis. The butterfly emerged without a strug...  Read More
Around Each Corner
October 6th, 2020
At every age, God calls us to follow him on a winding path. We don’t know what’s around each corner, but God knows, and we trust him to give us what we need each day. Aches and pains can be blessings,...  Read More
All I Have Needed
October 5th, 2020
The apostle Paul wrote these words to the Christians in Philippi. If there was ever anyone who knew what it meant to be in need, it was Paul. He had a rough life. He was shipwrecked three times, impri...  Read More
October 4th, 2020
Like most people our age, my wife and I have been following the “Stay at Home” precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In both the Old and the New Testament, the Bible tells of...  Read More
Life Lesson From A Squirrel
October 3rd, 2020
As I watched, a squirrel swiped a pear from the tree in my backyard. It almost got away with it, but hit a snag as it tried to carry the fruit up a neighboring tree to its nest. The pear outweighed th...  Read More
Shared Stories
October 2nd, 2020
Old Testament patriarchal families had good times, but also times of jealousy, hatred, lasciviousness, even murder. Prophets were bold, but at times deeply discouraged. Disciples of Jesus coveted posi...  Read More
October 1st, 2020
To enjoy autumn, someone said, you must sit and watch the leaves turn. I like the idea of going to a place with trees changing colors and “just taking it all in.”...  Read More