Dying to Live

Dying to Live

Recently a friend attended a gathering where the majority of the people had spent years sacrificing, working hard, and saving so they could spend their later years at ease in a warmer climate. For most of their lives they were “dying to live”—longing for the day they...
What Does Love Look Like?

What Does Love Look Like?

Valentine’s Day is a yearly emphasis on demonstrating love for the special people in our lives. But it doesn’t take long for the luster of our expressed love to escape, or for our feelings of love to fade. Flowers wilt, candies are eaten, cards are thrown away,...
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...