Regardless of what Simon and Garfunkel sang, I am NOT a rock, and I am NOT an island, nor is anyone else in this world. The only thing that's truth in those lyrics is "A rock feels no pain; and an island never cries." But praise God the Father of our Lord Jesus, we are … Continue reading No Man (or Woman) is an Island
I watched a bird on a wire behind our house for a few minutes. The wind was blowing and gusty, the wire was swaying quite a bit, yet that bird seemed perfectly at ease, letting out a call occasionally, and then being quiet for a while, seeming to listen for a response. No matter how … Continue reading Learn How to Hold On
I had to share this devotion from Worthy Brief: Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. This particular devotion was sent in from some friends of the ministry in Nigeria -- please take the time to read this powerful message. An aging king woke … Continue reading Integrity
Three little boys would pile into the back seat of a Studebaker with Dad driving and Mom riding shotgun (though at the time we didn't know what that meant) and we'd be off on a trip to grandma's or the weekly trip to town, or on our way to visit other aunts and uncles and … Continue reading Where Could I Go?
George Mueller (1805-1898) lived in England and built several orphanages. He never had a salary, never held a job as such, but relied totally on God to provide for his own needs, and more importantly, the needs of the orphanages. The Worthy Brief relates the following: Faith was the pinnacle of George Muller's life. Without … Continue reading It Matters to Him About You
I read somewhere that there is always a spider within 6 feet of us. How true that is, I don't really know. In my career I've been in attics, crawl spaces, and all sorts of dark holes, and usually there were spiders. Thankfully, I was never bitten. I disliked the webs hanging down more than … Continue reading Nearness
Everone knows what a bucket list is; that list of things you want to do before you "kick the bucket." A movie a few years ago with that name starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson was a rather irreverent view of dying on one hand, but a realistic view on the other. (As of this … Continue reading Bucket List (No, I’m not dying—yet)
His name is Albert. Albert is a nurse (one of several) who was in the procedure room with me last week when I had my EGD. He was standing at my left shoulder. "Albert or Al?" I asked. He said "Either one." As thing progressed and the prepped me for the beginning anesthesia to put … Continue reading His Name Is Albert
I pray you all had a great Easter weekend, and were able to enjoy it with friends and family. I had a rather rough couple of days over the weekend. Warning: Graphic description following!! Thursday morning my wife took me to the ER because I was vomiting blood. It's really tough being sick when you … Continue reading Easter
Have you ever heard someone say about a person “they’re very religious”? Then some people apply the term to some activity or habit, like “I ‘religiously’ follow my diet.” What do you think of when you hear that word? What does “religion” mean, and why does it mean what it does to different people? I … Continue reading Religion or Relationship?