When They Had Seen Him

What have you seen; what have you experienced in your life that changed you? I figured out that some girls were pretty when I was in the first grade. When I was nine years old, I met the quarterback of Dallas Cowboys, Don Meredith. I saw mountains for the first time when I was twelve. I visited the Lincoln Monument… (more…)

Phoning It In

According to the Urban Dictionary, phoning it in is to “perform an act in a perfunctory, uncommitted fashion, as if it didn’t matter.” I’m wondering today how many of us are phoning it in when it comes to life. I heard a person talking earlier and he was asking an associate if he was busy. The associate said, “Well I’m… (more…)

Think Noble Things of God

One of my mentors is a fellow named Jim McGuiggan. He is a minister who knows suffering and yet he says often, “Think noble things of God.” His web site is on my Blog Roll, you should visit there – he’s far deeper than I am. It’s easy to blame God. When things don’t work out in our favor, when… (more…)

What Would Love Say

Do you remember the children’s nursery rhyme that starts with, “Sticks and stones may break my bones…?” What you soon learn about that rhyme is that it isn’t true. Words can hurt and they often do. They are the wicked lashes of whips that rip the flesh from our emotional backs and leave us scarred for life. They form chains… (more…)

Did God Choose Obama?

These thoughts stem from someone who said to me, ‘The Bible says that God establishes all authority. If he chose Obama you should quit talking bad about his policies and get behind him or be quiet; or do you not trust God with this?” My feeling is that God also put Herod in place… but John the Baptist still opposed… (more…)

No Prevent Defense

The left wing political powers of this country have been pushing, shoving, cramming, jamming, forcing and pounding government run healthcare down our throats since early spring. When the people asked them to tap the breaks and be wise, they were met with annoyed resistance. Americans do not take well to be shushed by the politicians they vote into office… so… (more…)

A More Civil War

One hundred forty-six years ago, Abraham Lincoln changed American history with a three-minute speech on the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. America is experiencing now the nearest thing to a civil war that I have seen since the protests of the 1960’s. It is a conflict, not of flesh and blood, not between north and south . . . it is… (more…)

A Tiny Knight

Last week the family sat down together and watched The Tale of Despereaux. It’s a great story. I love this mouse. He has so many traits that I lack and hope to develop in my warped little soul. He is gentle, kind, chivalric, brave, smart, selfless and noble. I’m not saying that I’m none of those things, but I guess… (more…)

Let Love Lead

Several years ago, my daughter Hope came stomping through the living room visibly upset. Her mom asked, “Hope, what’s wrong?” Hope stopped, turned and yelled, “Dad’s being a jerk!” (I probably was.) When I heard her say this, I followed her to her room and had a one sided discussion that went something like this; “You have a right to… (more…)

What Are We Waiting For?

The boldness of righteousness intrigues me. I don’t mean the morally faultless; I mean the pure of heart. I’m amazed at the way God treats boldness in his servants. Abraham recognized it was a bold move to bargain with the Lord for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The prophet Jonah, when asked by the Lord, “Do you have a… (more…)