Do you feel guilty “bothering” God about helping you achieve a work-related goal when your neighbor is praying for his wife to be healed from COVID?
God doesn’t put that much prep into something that is insignificant.”
I saw a music video post on Facebook the other day from my friend Mark Davis. It was Procol Harum’s classic, “Whiter Shade of Pale.” One of Mark’s friends replied that he always thought the verse was, “they skipped thru life fandango,” which is actually pretty close. That caused Davis to res…
Is America imploding? Is there any hope for our divided nation?
Most everybody knows the classic Disney song from Snow White. You may have sung it a thousand times, but like me, you may have been singing it incorrectly. Until recently, I thought the seven dwarfs were singing, “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go.” There have even been a few times …
Bert and I were saddened when we heard our friend, Wallace, had only weeks to live due to advanced leukemia. Six months later, though he never went into remission, he rebounded so well the hospice house discharged him to return home for a short while.
I called my friend Fred on Thursday morning, for no particular reason. I found him in a bad mood. I knew this because he said, “You’ve found me in a bad mood.”
One winter morning back in 1999, I was looking out the window waiting for the geese that always arrived around that time so I could watch them slip and slide after touching down on the ice.
Do some of your actions contradict your commitment to your savior? Do some of your choices indicate that you don’t love God as much as you say you do?
Words. I love words. I love to work with them, and I love to play with them. The use of words, both orally and written, are a major part of many of the things I do. Sometimes, finding the right words can be a challenge.
I used to share an acronym in New Testament class so students could remember Paul’s four prison letters: ECPP, representing Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon. One day Amanda spoke up: “Every cool preacher preaches.” Forever after we used her nonsense phrase to remember the four…
Are you working hard at your career or ministry and trusting God to use you?
Observations from the past week:
What if our faith was never tested? Would we grow?
‘God doesn’t put that much prep into something that is insignificant.”
One of my favorite seasons of the year has arrived.
Captain James T. Kirk commanded the Starship Enterprise for many years, and in this role, visited planets all over the universe. When he was ready to return to the command ship, he called Lt. Comm. Montgomery Scott and said, “Beam me up, Scotty.” The transponder did its work.
I’ve had a few, but they don’t seem to be such a big deal anymore. Birthdays…I’m talking about birthdays, not presents.
I’m writing from my hotel room in Billings, Montana. We will get to Glacier National Park this evening where our son Matt is this summer. We were there five years ago and just after we had returned from that trip, Matt called me with a story.
It happened when the designated youth minister reveled in the adulation of the youth. Maybe he was strikingly handsome, or she could sing like an angel. When the congregation enlisted others to help, the leader didn’t want to share the spotlight - he or she began to find fault, asked that th…
We are headed to Montana next week, on a trip to Glacier National Park to visit my son Matt and his girlfriend Sara, who decided they’d spend the summer up there working. Not a bad decision.
What do you call a piece of spaghetti wearing a false mustache?
I met him in an unusual place in 1995.
Well, it’s July…again. You know what that means, don’t you? yes, it does mean the celebration of Independence Day, but I was speaking about something else. It also means that I have almost finished one more trip around the sun. On the 28th of this great month, I will begin still yet another …
It was about 75 years ago on a little farm in Fruita, Colorado when Mrs. Clara Olsen sent her husband Lloyd out into the yard with a mission to kill one of their chickens for the evening meal. The obedient Lloyd picked out the bird and carefully positioned it on the chopping block before del…