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”
The sunrise was brilliant! I was drawn to it. When I looked at the horizon, the light was so bright I was forced to look away. I found myself taking quick glances, then turning my head. It was a sight too Continue reading Window Watching 4
During the last day of Vacation Bible School, the five-year-old class was interrupted by the arrival of a new student. This little boy had only one arm and all the children stared at him as he took a seat.
The teacher looked nervously around the room and prayed that no one would comment about the little boy’s handicap. She hurriedly Continue reading The Unity
“Change your behavior or change your name.” – Alexander the Great
The night was warm and Alexander the Great was restless. As he walked about the camp, he came across a young soldier who had fallen asleep at his post.
Alexander was furious. He scolded the man for his incompetence Continue reading Alexander the Great
School is back in session.
It’s time to buckle down.
Time to get up early,
Paste a smile on that frown.
Learning is a privilege.
A student’s life is good.
Not every child’s so blessed.
Continue reading School Is In
It was obvious I had made the wrong comment almost from the moment the words left my mouth. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Before telling you my story, there are three important details you must understand:
- I love her very much, but she’s only been part of the family for 8 months.
- I’ve never had a daughter before.
- It was Halloween, a detail to which I should have given a lot more consideration.
Here’s what happened… Continue reading The Ugly Dress
It is my custom to get up early each morning and stand before a window to enjoy the sunrise with my Father. On this day, I was watching a brilliant sunrise. A small tarp moved ever so gently in the wind and I thought… Continue reading Window Watching 3
“Prayer is blending of our words into the language of Heaven.” – SC
The little boy was sent to the corner and told to stand there until he could learn to be nicer to his little sister. Moments later, his mother passed by and heard him whispering, “A-B-C-D-E-F…” “Son, what Continue reading Make a Good Prayer Out of It
It was Sunday morning, the first day of a meeting in New Albany, Indiana. During the song service, Cindy whispered to me that our five-year-old, Gabriel, needed to go to the restroom. Since there would be several minutes before I would be introduced to speak, I volunteered to take him out. We both took advantage of our visit to the restroom, then returned to our seats.
Several minutes later, I was ushered onto the stage. In keeping with the traditionally correct standards of most churches, it has always been my custom to wear a suit jacket on Sunday morning and for at Continue reading All Tucked In
The young man was called off to war. The day he left home for basic training, he kissed her cheek, knelt on one knee, and placed an engagement ring on her finger.
Throughout the long, exhausting weeks of boot camp, what was the Continue reading Faithfulness