Our regular readers know that we left Kentucky last Friday and drove to Florida. Yes, the state being threatened by hurricane Dorian.
Some thought we were crazy, but believe me, we made an informed decision. We’ve lived here. We know about the destructive nature of a powerful storm. We’re aware of the “cone of uncertainty.” We also know the difference between media hype and accurate reporting. The storm seemed to be tracking in a direction that was opposite from where we would be. Yet, at any point, we were prepared to turn around and drive to a safe place. Continue reading
I recently read that singer, songwriter Willie Nelson once owned a golf course. He said the great thing about owning a golf course is that he could decide what was par for each hole.
“See that hole over there,” he pointed. Continue reading
“Anybody can become angry, that is easy,” observed the ancient philosopher Aristotle, “but to be angry at the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way–that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”
Often called “righteous indignation,” Jesus is the perfect example of channeling his anger against sin, especially religious folks who were guilty of hypocrisy and hurting others. Continue reading
You’ve probably never heard of Ryan Hrelgac from Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. But he’s an incredible young man.
When Ryan was only 6 years old, he learned in school of children in African villages who didn’t have access to clean drinking water. So, he began raising money to help by doing household chores. In a period of 4 months, he raised $70.
Encouraged by his attitude and actions, others began to join Ryan and during the next 12 months, he raised $2,000. Within two years Ryan had raised $61,000. Continue reading
“Let your life reflect the faith you have in God,” wrote American journalist Germany Kent. “Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process.”
Faith and trust go together. Both by definition and application. You can’t have one without the other. Continue reading
This week I’m preaching in a meeting at Wellandport, Ontario, Canada. Last night a lady walked out of the building, shook my hand and wistfully commented, “I wish more people could have been here to have heard that sermon.”
The building was almost full. But I believe she was commenting more on the importance of the message preached than the messenger who delivered it. Or the number who attended. Continue reading
A mother took her young son shopping. At the end of the day, a clerk handed the little boy a lollipop.
“What do you say?” the mother said to her son.
With a big smile on his face and great confidence, he exuded, “Charge it!” Continue reading