November 7, 2017 · 6:56 am
New Yorker Roger Pasquier has an unusual hobby. The retired ornithologist has a keen eye for spotting dropped coins.
Since he began this strange hobby late in 1980’s Pasquier has found almost $2,000 worth of coins dropped on the New York City’s sidewalks.
In recent years he has developed some specific strategies to help him find and keep track of the coins he collects. He avoids eye contact with other pedestrians. He hovers outside of bars where careless drunk people drop money. Continue reading →
May 11, 2017 · 4:11 am
Last night I closed a meeting with the Eastside Church in Denton, Texas. At their request, I spoke on a series called, “Experiencing Intimacy with God.” The lessons were well received by the brethren as well as the guests who attended. However, I may have received the greatest benefit of all by visiting again this vital theme and reflecting on my personal relationship with the Lord. Continue reading →
January 5, 2017 · 6:55 am
Alan Smith tells a story about a lady who had just moved from an apartment to a house in the same small town. One day at the grocery store, she used the last of her personalized checks bearing her old address. The cashier examined the check and asked if all the information on it was correct. The shopper assured her that it was correct, and the cashier started to put the check in the cash drawer. But then she inquired again if everything was accurate.
“Why do you ask?” the shopper responded. Continue reading →
April 10, 2014 · 7:33 am
Is the internet and social media replacing church attendance?
It would seem so, according to a study by the University of Chicago, as reported by The Christian Post. Their findings show that religious affiliation in the past two decades has declined, which they attribute to two factors: education and the internet. Continue reading →
February 13, 2013 · 6:45 am
Last night President Obama delivered the traditional state of the union address. I am writing this prior to the speech, since I will be in a church service and miss it. Here’s what I’m guessing will be in the speech. Continue reading →
August 7, 2012 · 6:01 am
“Of course, I know God!” you’re saying out loud. And you may even think, “that’s a silly question!” And it may be to most of our readers. But think about it a little deeper. I didn’t ask, “Do you know about God?” I asked, “Do you know God?”
“There’s a difference?” you wonder. Continue reading →
April 24, 2012 · 4:21 am
My wife, Norma Jean, has a lot of great recipes. Suppose we invited you over one Saturday night. We sit down at the table and she passes around her recipe for grape salad, poppy-seed chicken, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole and home-made yeast rolls. She sees your puzzled expression, and says, “Go ahead and read them.” And I add, “Yes they taste great! Just wait until you read her desert recipe for Strawberry cake!” Continue reading →