October 05, 2019

“His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’” — John 2:5

The best is yet to come — an expression used to say that good things have happened but even better things will happen in the future. “Life is good now, but the best is yet to…

September 29, 2019

“For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8

Fall. The time of the year when the leaves…


September 21, 2019

“... but there is a God in heaven . . .” — Daniel 2:28

King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that troubled him so greatly he couldn’t sleep. The next morning, he called his wise men and magicians and asked them to tell him the meaning of his dream. When they asked him what the…

August 31, 2019

My father was the oldest of 10 children. Before he finished the third grade, his dad took him out of school to work cutting pulp wood in the hills of Virginia to help provide for the growing family, so my dad had very limited book-learning. But with the work ethic instilled into him by his father,…


August 25, 2019

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” — John 14:27

When I started writing my column this week we were experiencing a storm with loud thunder and crackling displays of…


August 17, 2019

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” — John 13:34

Have you ever been in a worship service where the minister or song leader said, “Take a moment and tell the person in front of you and behind…

August 10, 2019

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another....” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Recently I concluded an interim ministry in Washington County with a church that was between ministers. Someone along the way had obviously taught on the importance of encouragement. Each Sunday…


July 27, 2019

“ My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. ” James 2:1

I remember the Winter Olympics of 2002 in Salt Lake City.

Many of the outstanding performances of that event were overshadowed by an incident in the ice skating…


July 21, 2019

“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials .... ” James 1:2

In her 30-year career, one broadcaster was fired 18 times, but every time she set her sights on something bigger and better. And Sally Jesse Raphael went on to become a two-time Emmy award winner and host…


July 13, 2019

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines procrastination as “belonging to the morrow, to put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; to postpone (such actions) habitually.”

Years ago I memorized a little poem:

“On the plains of hesitation,


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