The little boy entered the Hallmark card shop. “Can I help you, son?” asked the friendly man behind the counter. The boy was shy and only shrugged his shoulders. “Well,” asked the man, “are you looking for a Continue reading Grace
It was a dreary morning. My heart sank as I peered out the window. The thick gray sky robbed my heart of its hope. “Gonna be one of those days,” I thought.
Just then, two small birds flew across the dull gray canvas God had placed in the sky. They were the only life, the only animation to be Continue reading Window Watching 6
It’s Christmas in the air, can you tell it?
It’s turkey on the stove, can you smell it?
Colored lights everywhere, can you see ‘em?
Santa stuck on the roof, will you free him?
Presents wrapped ‘neath the tree, will you get one?
Continue reading Christmas in the Air
Thanksgiving is the part of Fall,
That brings a time liked best of all.
The trees give up their coat of leaves,
And I put on my warm long sleeves.
I watch the leaves come falling down,
Some are red, others golden brown.
I rake them up into a pile,
Continue reading Leaves of Thanksgiving
Bryson is 13 years old, but he already stands six feet tall and can look down on his mother. His voice changed about a year ago and people are always saying that they have trouble telling us apart on the phone. In fact, my cell phone has voice-activated commands and Continue reading “I can hear myself talking.”
Sometimes the window facing Heaven comes to me at different places and times. This day it was during an early morning shower. The water was so warm and the steam from my little sauna tempted me to stay longer. Relaxation. Comfort. Peace. I thought of Heaven Continue reading Window Watching 5
“He sees me when I’m sleeping.” (God – not that other guy)
While kneeling beside her bed, the little girl attempted to impress her mother by quoting a passage of Scripture as part of her nightly Continue reading “He Sees Me When I’m Sleeping”
“Are all witches bad?” He asked me one day.
“’Some wizards are good.’ That’s what the kids say.”
“Are vampires real?” “Do ghosts come at night?”
“Are graveyards haunted?” “Is Halloween right?”
He wanted to know, “Does God really care?
Continue reading Witches and Wizards But What About God?
One of the greatest joys of my ministry is traveling the country with young people who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Some time ago, I was blessed to speak several times at the Bayou Jacque Church of Christ in south central Louisiana. After teaching the adult class, preaching the morning sermon, and stuffing myself at Continue reading Blinded by the Light
The game is called “P-I-G – F-L-E-A – I-T.” It’s similar to “H-O-R-S-E” only with a unique, Gabriel-like flare.
The family and I were having one of those no good, very bad days. You know, the kind that features a full-blown rain cloud hovering overhead and the haunting sound of Eeyore’s voice resonating through every decision you make. With shoulders sagging and Continue reading “P-I-G – F-L-E-A – I-T”