Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

In April of 2011 my wife and I drove home through a storm. We later learned that we had crossed the paths of multiple tornadoes. Had we arrived a few minutes sooner or later at some of those locations we would have been swept away. God’s timing saved our physical...
Turn Up the Heat

Turn Up the Heat

It was mid-January and the thermometer in my apartment read 57 degrees. The furnace was on the fritz and I spent a couple of very unpleasant days shivering in the cold. My physical condition then reflected the spiritual condition of far too many people today. Our...
Victory in Jesus

Victory in Jesus

I enjoyed watching my favorite college football team defeat their greatest rival recently. I knew the euphoric “thrill of victory” would inevitably give way to the “agony of defeat”. Each Saturday millions pin their hopes for fleeting satisfaction on the performance...
A Father’s Love

A Father’s Love

Within a span of three months this summer, I walked both of our daughters down the aisle and placed their hands into those of the man each one married. In those special moments and in the time preceding and following the weddings, my father’s heart of love welled up...
Where Is Your Gaze?

Where Is Your Gaze?

This early bird doesn’t wake up for worms, but a sunrise on the beach is definitely worth setting the alarm early for. One morning before dawn, while vacationing on Hilton Head Island, I armed myself with a camera and tripod and hiked down to the beach, setting up...
Thanks, Dad

Thanks, Dad

My dad marched me down to the neighbor’s home, knocked on the door, and told the father of the boy who had previously punched me in the gut without provocation that if anything like that ever happened again that man would be held responsible. I’m so thankful that I...