The Longer I Serve

  After visiting my grandparents (PaPa & NaNa) one day this summer, I left marveled at these two witnesses. PaPa is 92 and Nana is 87. They have lived long and fruitful lives. PaPa stationed in Europe during… Read More

Something Beautiful

This picture has been making the rounds on Facebook the past few weeks. The first picture shows what a child did to a wall. The next picture shows what the child’s mother did to that scribble. The mother… Read More

Since Jesus Passed By

A number of years ago while part of a work camp in Durham, North Carolina, I was assigned to work with a group of young people on the house of an elderly African-American woman. Before even meeting her,… Read More

Because He Lives

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) I have sung the Gaither-penned Easter hymn Because He Lives countless times. About fourteen years ago, the hymn became deeply personal. It took on a whole… Read More

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The Ten: Honor Your Parents

Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12, Common English Bible) Every Sunday my mom goes to a local nursing home… Read More

Follow Friday: Susan Irene Fox

Follow Friday

I first discovered Susan Irene Fox and her self-titled blog after she started liking some of mine posts. Out of curiosity I started reading her blog. Susan has a way of sharing profound, spiritual thoughts that are welcoming… Read More

Follow Friday: She Offered Them Christ

Follow Friday

I took a break from my Follow Friday posts during the season of Lent  . . . .  and then some. I return today with the blog of a dear friend of mine, Sarah Wastella’s She Offered Them… Read More

Strangely Warmed: A John Wesley Monologue

John Wesley

After searching for a monologue or skit for Aldersgate Day, I wrote out the following. Strangely Warmed A John Wesley Monologue I was in despair. I felt like I was losing my faith and did not think that… Read More

Empty Eggs

Death is swallowed up in victory. O death where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) When I was a kid all of us cousins would hunt Easter Eggs at our grandparents’ on… Read More

Stranger Among Us

Read Luke 24:13-35. The two travelers in our text were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus in the broad daylight of Sunday, yet they were still walking in the shadows of Friday.  They were tangled up in disappointment, grief,… Read More

School Lunches

In Mrs. Flakes’ first grade classroom at Rural Point Elementary, the most embarrassing  thing that could have happened happened. I was sitting in the last desk in my row. I slowly began to feel hot. As my head warmed… Read More

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