What’s New in ’22?

What’s New in ’22?

More often than I care to admit, I’ve self-righteously accused my wife of misplacing the car keys when I’m the culprit. The Lord’s penetrating statement towards the sanctimonious accusers of a woman caught in adultery in John 8 provides a valuable lesson on mercy. The...
Christmas Satisfaction Even in Sorrow

Christmas Satisfaction Even in Sorrow

On Christmas Eve day of 1994, I spoke at the funeral service for my maternal grandmother. This most memorable and painful Christmas drove home the reality that a season of serenity stirs deep sorrow in the hearts of many. Loneliness through separation from family....
Speak Life

Speak Life

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me” is one of the most widely popular but patently untrue statements uttered by young children. Young and old alike understand the destructive power of the tongue. Every one of us has inflicted verbal...
To God Be the Glory

To God Be the Glory

One goal I accomplished while attending the Iowa State Fair recently was to eat a Bauder Bar—a thick cube of frozen peppermint ice cream sandwiched between layers of chocolate deliciousness. According to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, one goal of every Christ follower is to...
Tranquil, Not Triggered

Tranquil, Not Triggered

One thing that usually raises my blood pressure and elicits a less than gracious response is when I’ve changed lanes to comply with a “right lane closed ahead” sign, and someone flies by me on the right. Invariably the “lunatic” is allowed to merge into my lane...