Christian Living



JUL
08

Back in 1958, I was on a boys’ little league baseball team in Gitmo Bay, Cuba, where my dad was stationed in the Navy. Being only 9 years old, I don’t remember much about those days, but I do remember the awards day at the end of the season. My teammates and I each received … Read More



JUN
24

In the spring of 1967, I graduated from high school with a little bit of fear and a great deal of anticipation. I knew that God wanted me to go to a certain Bible college, but I had no savings account, and my parents had not been able to put back any money either. I … Read More



JUN
17

The relatability of Bible characters to our own life experiences and circumstances brings such humanity to their life story.  Without realizing it, we often exalt Bible characters to levels they themselves never achieved or viewed themselves as attaining.  Solomon was one of those characters.  We see Solomon as a positioned son when it came to his kingship, a … Read More



JUN
04

That’s a surprising title, isn’t it? I must admit, I even had a hard time typing it out. You may be asking, “Why would someone write such a blog who is employed by the church?” Well, let me say first that I don’t dislike my church. In fact, I love my church. Is it a … Read More



MAY
26

I love beautiful things!  I love farmhouse décor and perfect weather outside so that I can enjoy the sunshine yet have a fire in the firepit at night.  I love to dream about a beautiful life and imagine that things are just perfect! But, life is not really that way.  Being engaged is not the … Read More



MAY
08

I’m in the same place you are probably. This pandemic completely caught me off guard. I remember hearing about a coronavirus in China and giving it nothing more than a brief thought. Never would I have imagined that it would turn into a global pandemic that literally caused the world to stop its regular, day-to-day … Read More



APR
29

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27 Ashamed (but not overly so), last year I made too much of our approaching retirement. Our friends and co-laborers made too … Read More



APR
22

As our girls were growing up, we occasionally sent them on treasure hunts, which they loved. At Easter, I put together a small basket, filled with treats like hair bows, underwear stuffed inside plastic eggs, and a little chocolate bunny. But instead of just giving them the baskets, Ricky would hide them, and we’d make … Read More



APR
13

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:…He hath made everything beautiful in his time:…” Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 The Bible teaches that God gave Solomon wisdom above any other leader, diplomat or sovereign of his day. His words, empowered by the Holy Spirit, are like water to the parched heart. … Read More



APR
01

All of these verses are taken from the book of Proverbs chapter 24. It speaks a sermon in and of itself about a subject matter that could not be any more relatable and current to the day and time we find ourselves living in, and that is simply this: “How do we react toward and … Read More