I have tried to minimize the topic of politics in my blogs. However, as another Presidential election looms, it seems every media format is filled with a growing number of caustic political ads, promises, and accusations that cannot be ignored. The vitriol from both the left and the right reminds me of vomit. It may … Continue reading Where Have All the Statesmen Gone?
I have learned never to ignore coincidences, especially when they come in threes. An unexpected gift from my wife, a chance meeting at a golf course, and the discovery of a long sought after book at a used bookstore all within a week’s time made me sit up straight. Three strangely “coincidental” occurrences all dealing … Continue reading A Higher Call
I doubt many Christians can name the preacher that Billy Graham claimed to be the most quoted in the 20th century. Vance Havner doesn’t readily come to mind. If you never heard him preach, you really missed something. Rather you missed someone who was a passionate conveyor of the Word of God, the “Dean of … Continue reading The Most Quoted Preacher of the 20th Century
It’s no joke. Laughter is good for you. A good laugh feels good, but it actually has many positive physical benefits. It’s a great form of stress relief, stimulates internal organs as you breathe in oxygen-rich air, and it spurs the brain to release endorphins. And endorphins are a good thing. The list goes on … Continue reading Dancing in the Rain – Part 2: The Joy of Living and Laughing
Laughter can be good medicine…if not for the body, surely for the soul. And thankfully so, for life has its moments when a good laugh is a desperate need. For me, embarrassing moments have become more than a reflective chuckle but entertaining fodder for future family tales around the fireplace. “Let me tell you what … Continue reading Dancing in the Rain – Part 1 – Laughing at Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments
Photos have immense power. They capture a moment in time, and every so often, they touch the heart and encourage the soul. Recently one particular photo catapulted me back in time to a thirteen-year-old conversation I had late one Monday evening with my late wife. I remember the time, the day, and the date as … Continue reading Queen of the Night
I love Max Lucado. I love the way he writes, the way he tells a story, and the way he creates images that forever linger in your mind. A gifted writer who nourishes your soul is a rare commodity these days. But calling Lucado a gifted writer is like saying Niagara has a nice Fall. … Continue reading A God Who Stoops