Wow! What a way to start the day! This Kona coffee from Sprouts is superb. The morning sounds are simply amazing. Part of me wishes I could identify the different birds by their songs. Still, they are amazing. Were it not for the gentle breeze we have this morning, the 77 degrees with 78% relative … Continue reading This good day
LEARNING FROM A CHILD Many years ago I started telling our children bedtime stories. It was great fun to make up fanciful stories about far away places. Sometimes the characters would do some really incredible things. They might wear absurdly funny clothes. They would sometimes do things that just wouldn’t square with the reality. All … Continue reading Seeing the sublime
Not too long ago, a web ad caught my eye. It was something like: The Twelve Things Everyone Worries About. The thought that crossed my mind was, "Why twelve? Why not twenty? Why not twelve times twenty?" Truth is we all worry. Some more than others. I try not to worry. Then I worry about why … Continue reading Why worry?
From the archives: I went to the bank to make a deposit some time ago. There was only one teller on duty at this small branch. The line was long. I waited patiently for the five people who were in front of me. It seemed to take forever for each one to do his or … Continue reading Frustrations and the Holy Spirit’s fruit
From the archives: Back in 1981, while I was still in school in Lubbock, Texas, I received an invitation to preach at a small, country congregation. It was about an hour outside of Abilene. The youngest person in attendance, besides my wife and me, was 58 AND she told me she was there visiting her parents. We traveled … Continue reading Being a Blessing
We were saddened to see the moving van in our backyard neighbor’s driveway. We had never been close to her, but, since she was widowed shortly after we moved into her neighborhood, we had tried to keep an eye on her. She was very independent and really never needed anything. Now she’s off to North … Continue reading Yes. God answers prayer—again!
I've never really doubted it. But, a recent event has served to confirm my conviction. I enthusiastically affirm: Yes, God answers prayers... While waiting to board a flight from Indianapolis to Houston, my attention was drawn to the young African American woman seated in a wheelchair a few feet away. She was wrestling with a … Continue reading Yes! God Answers Prayers!