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...
Resurrection Reality and Riches

Resurrection Reality and Riches

According to a reptile expert who gave a presentation to our school when I was in junior high, Pammel State Park near Winterset, Iowa has the unique designation as one of the best places in the United States to find rattlesnakes. The celebration of Easter highlights...
Grateful Groaning

Grateful Groaning

On December 30, 2020, I became a statistic—I contracted Covid-19. I spent the next 14 days enduring the nasty effects of this pandemic perpetrator in isolation in our basement. I was thankful that I wasn’t hospitalized, that I survived, and that I gained some...