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...
Don’t Be Duped

Don’t Be Duped

While in college I received a note from my father in which he repeated a warning from my heavenly Father: “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the...
Get On the Ball

Get On the Ball

A novice golfer teed his ball up and took a swing, but hit an ant mound with his club head, completely missing the ball. Ants were scurrying everywhere when the man took another swing with the same result. Undeterred by previous failure, the wanna-be golfer took...
Goodbye Groaning

Goodbye Groaning

About an hour before 20 ladies were to arrive at our home for a bridal shower, my wife noticed dripping water inside our freezer and water leaking from our clothes washer into the basement. These abrupt reminders that we live in a fallen and falling apart world are...