You may be aware that I have been Diane Barnes’ husband for over four decades. I feel very blessed that I love having conversation with her, still love having those conversations, and that communication flows pretty freely between us. Much of the credit for that goes to Diane. I have a huge … [Read more...] about What Do You Delight In?
How do you make decisions about voting? Prayerful research is a good place to start. For me, there are issues that I care deeply about. Those issues have to do with the moral fiber of our country and also who I think will do the most good for people. Years ago, a presidential candidate had as … [Read more...] about Deciding How to Vote
Please let me dedicate this week’s blog space to a very important issue. If you are not currently registered to vote, the time to get registered is very short. If you have not registered because you think there is a drawn out or invasive process to get it done, think again. It only takes about two … [Read more...] about Register to Vote NOW
We would need to be hiding under a major rock not to be aware that we are not only in an election year, but we are at the peak of the process. I hope you are registered to vote, and I hope you are planning on exercising your right to vote, on or before November 3. This week, John Stonestreet of … [Read more...] about It’s Important for Christians to Vote
Recently, I read a review of a new book by Patrick and Ruth Schwenk, In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake: Trusting the God who Meets us in our Storm. In the review of the book alone, there were points that I am certain many of us would find helpful. “Would you spell that for me?” I asked the nurse … [Read more...] about Dealing with Suffering
Dave and Kim Butts lead Harvest Prayer Ministries. Through the years, I have learned a great deal from both of them - through attending conferences where they speak and through reading their books. One of the things that can be very difficult is to actually, completely surrender a burden or … [Read more...] about Release Your Burdens to God
We all hope that our response to adversity will influence others for Christ. Now going viral is the testimony of an Italian physician who was taking care of the dying. He came under the influence of a 75-year-old dying priest who was being the hands and feet of Jesus until his dying breath. … [Read more...] about What Will Your Influence Be?
In Luke 19, Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead. He told them that in the village ahead of them they would find a colt tied there which had never been ridden. The disciples were to bring it to him to ride into Jerusalem at the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday. If the owner asked why they were … [Read more...] about Palm Sunday
I wanted to share with you a timely message from my friend, Todd Marrah, Superintendent of Tree of Life Christian Schools. Todd put into words very eloquently how we should be approaching our interactions with others during this unique time. I hope you find these words as helpful as I … [Read more...] about Physical Distancing vs. Social Distancing