NOV
09

I recently read this and found it to be both helpful and convicting: “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. … Read More



NOV
03

You could say that I am a “quote addict” because I literally have tens of thousands of quotes, quotations, phrases, song lyrics, and Bible verses that I have written down over the past thirty years. I hear them from sermons, messages, devotional thoughts, Christian music, Christian radio, or just from my own mind. That’s just … Read More



OCT
22

Watching the daily news can be depressing.   So much bad news is being reported.  What about the good?  Hasn’t something happened today that’s good?  I personally can’t watch but so much news.  Headlines of COVID-19, riots, murders, and kidnappings all lie heavily on my heart. Why are things so bad in the world?  What are … Read More



OCT
15

It is interesting how the same event can elicit different responses. Simply put, people respond differently to difficulties. It has been said that the same sun that melts the snow hardens the clay. This was true for Mike Klauser and Ed Hommer. In 1981, the two men, along with two other acquaintances, were flying over … Read More



SEP
28

A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” I believe that it is safe to say we WORSHIP what we LIVE for. When God created us, He built in us an innate desire to worship. The real question is who or what are we worshiping? … Read More



SEP
21

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14 It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when. There will always be critics standing around ready to deflate you and your ideas. You know the kind. There was a critical, negative barber who never had a … Read More



AUG
31

“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also MAKE A WAY to escape, that ye … Read More



AUG
19

Watching the daily news can be depressing.  There is so much bad that is reported.  What about the good?  Hasn’t something happened today that’s good?  I personally can’t watch but so much news.  Headlines of COVID-19, riots, murders, and kidnappings all lay heavy on my heart. Why are things so bad in the world?  What … Read More



JUL
31

On a cold Thursday night in the winter of 1987, I received a devastating phone call. It was after the dinner hour, and I was giving the kids a bath before I put them in bed. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. One of my best friends, Vicki, who was also a secretary in the school office, … Read More



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