September 15, 2017
I have had to make a couple of trips to the optometrist lately, and I’ve been reminded of the importance of vision. If our vision is as it should be, it is one of those things that we tend to take for granted. But if our vision is blurred it is hard to ignore. I wish it were the same with our spiritual vision.
September 07, 2017
While attending college, a speech class was required as a part of my minor. The subject might not have been my preference, but the teacher certainly was one of my favorites. She was a delightful little lady named Ruby Krider. Mrs. Ruby could have retired years before but was still there simply for the love of teaching. When we would get up to give our speeches, one of her most memorable bits of advice was, “Act enthusiastic and you’ll be enthusiastic.”
September 01, 2017
My daughter just started her second year of college. She explained to me that part of her coursework would be four book reports. These book reports are different than what I remember from my school days. I recall reading the book, summarizing it and giving my views on the book.
August 25, 2017
There are so many lessons packed into the four chapters of the Book of Ruth, and not a verse is wasted. When we talk about Ruth, we often focus on her friendship and sacrificial love for her mother-in-law Naomi. But, there is another character in this jam-packed book that is often overlooked.
August 11, 2017
Do you remember when you got your high school class ring? Way back when I was in high school, it was a big deal. It meant that you were moving up in the ranks. It meant that you had this high school thing figured out and that soon you were graduating and going out to start the rest of your life.
August 05, 2017
Have you tried the latest beauty treatment? There are hundreds of them. There are wrinkle removers, blemish creams, exfoliates, moisturizers and a host of other fix-its for our faces. We use these products because we want to look our best.
July 29, 2017
There is one sight prevalent late in the day at any amusement park that you might choose. I’m sure you have seen this very common sight. It is the vision of tired little children on their daddy’s shoulders or being pushed by their parents in a stroller headed for the exit gate.
July 21, 2017
Do you remember watching the TV show, Little House on the Prairie? I especially remember the episode where the oldest daughter, Mary was losing her eyesight. She was sitting at the table trying to read, and she reached out and pulled the coal oil light closer. At that time, she didn’t realize that the problem was within herself and not in external circumstances and certainly not with the light. The lamp was burning as bright as it ever had. It was her own sight that had dimmed.
July 15, 2017
I have been working on a project with a friend for some time now, and at various intervals, she has given me contributions to the project. Many times when she gives me something it is in a brown envelope. One of the things that she gave me was a package of pictures. After talking about it, she decided that she didn’t want to use those pictures, so she asked for them back.
July 07, 2017
Philemon is a little book tucked in the New Testament right before Hebrews. If you will remember Paul wrote this book to Philemon, Paul asked Philemon to welcome back without punishment a runaway slave, named Onesimus, who had previously stolen from Philemon. He felt that he knew Philemon well enough to be confident that he would do the right thing.
June 29, 2017
On the way to a writer’s conference, my family and I stopped and visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you will remember, they made the news in 2014 because they experienced a large sinkhole that swallowed eight of cars in their collection.
June 21, 2017
We know that the lion is referred to as the king of the jungle. There is something majestic in the way that he holds himself. He walks with confidence and roars with power to declare that title. But do you know what you call a dead lion? You call him a dead lion.
June 16, 2017
Sunday is Father’s Day and as we honor our earthly fathers, let’s remember our Heavenly Father. Can you remember a time when you got yourself in a bad situation, and your Dad swooped in to save the day? Maybe it was a problem at school with a teacher, or maybe you broke your favorite toy, and your dad fixed it. One of the jobs of dads is to fix things.
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