Life is sometimes hard

Today I was thinking about investing time in people . . . I’m grateful for those who grow and stick by us. But even with those who are there for us, it always amazes me at how hurt I feel when those I’ve invested time in (even prayer time)...

Christmas

Sometimes it amazes me how many people have shaped my Christmas and the traditions that surround it. In some cases these folks didn’t intentionally begin traditions. Most don’t even know that we have a tradition that reminds us of them. Thanks to my mom and dad I can’t imagine...

Things I See in November 2009

Things I See There are things I see that make me wonder why . . . Words that I wrote in 1995 when within days two young men I knew were killed in unrelated tragedies. These two young men lost their lives to accidents . . . one in...

Beautiful Mess ~ The Story of Diamond Rio with Tom Roland

From all the years of struggling to make it in the industry, through the years of success and on to the difficulties of their last five years, this book shares it all. The six members of Diamond Rio share with Tom Roland the individual journeys that brought them together...

Casino Gambling in Ohio (and everywhere)

I wasn’t sure what to share in our church newsletter this month, but I just saw the poll on the news concerning the upcoming election. The latest poll has 59% of Ohioans in support of Casinos coming into our state. The commercials are finally convincing people, and the opposition...

Fearless by Max Lucado

I’ve always said that Max Lucado has a knack for saying things I already know in a way that makes me feel as though I’ve never heard it before. He’s gifted at making me look at old truths in a new way and this book is no different. I...

Touch These Ones I Love, Lord – LYRICS

I’m surrounded by a sea of pain a host of hurting lives Overwhelmed by all the suffering I feel helpless and unwise Lord, I’m ready for a miracle, I want to see your face Reveal to us your majesty, your glory and your grace CHORUS Touch these ones I...

Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by N. D. Wilson

Nathan David Wilson unites the theology of God, speaker of Life into creation, with poetic prose and imagery that will be difficult to be rivaled. He paints a picture with words and allows the reader to contemplate how the seasons that God speaks each year in nature are significant...

Amos – BC Prophet or Prophet of today?

What if when Amos said Zion (Jerusalem) he also meant Washington DC?   Could Mt. Samaria compare to New York City?  Are the foremost men of the most powerful nation the President and Congress?  I’m continually amazed at how unconcered the majority of the world around me is with these...

Daniel – Man of Integrity and Faith

Most of us know the stories of Daniel.  We heard them when we were small.  The captivity, the fiery furnace, the lion’s den.  But just in case, let me give you a quick recap. About 2600 years ago, 600 years before Christ was born, the nation of Israel, the...