The gift of freedom isn’t free,
Not now or for eternity.
Our soldiers die or suffer loss,
Like Jesus on that wooden cross.
In war we lose our young and brave.
As with the Lord placed in a grave.
A youthful death brings pain, the worst.
God knows. He feels. His Child was first.
And on the day that Jesus died.
Like women now, His mother cried.
Her heart was crushed with hurt and strain, Continue reading Freedom Isn’t Free!
What’s your prize?!
Proverbs 12:27-28 (NKJV) Continue reading To Serve or Slumber?
Yes I am, I’m gonna do it!
Stepping up, now let’s get to it!
Bring it on! I’ve got this fight!
Little strain with a little might.
Pressing hard my shoulder to it,
Looky there, it moved! I knew it!
“Get ‘er done!” That’s my approach. Continue reading Determined
The rag was all tattered, it was ragged and soiled
And everyone thought that its purpose was spoiled.
It lay in the darkness, on the floor it was thrown.
There was no one to hold it for it was alone.
But then came the Master, so loving and good,
He lifted the rag as none thought He would.
Continue reading The RAG
A leader can do many things,
To show the worth his vision brings.
With eloquence he can explain,
In speech or song with sweet refrain.
But often words cannot embrace,
The vision he’s seen face to face.
He needs a way to show them more,
Continue reading To Be a Great Leader
The man was visiting one of the stately castles of Europe. On a remote part of the grounds, he was surprised to find a small garden that few people visited. Despite its isolation, the finely manicured hedges, trees, and flowers were impressive.
Spotting the old gardener across the way, the man anxiously Continue reading The Old Gardener
So when your lifetime is complete
And when the Angels you do meet,
There’s nothing else t’would please me more
Than see your face on Heaven’s shore.
Your top priority must be
To stand with me beside the sea
Continue reading Be There! The Greatest New Year’s Resolution
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
“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”
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