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When It Happens …

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, […]

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Correcting Blurred Vision …

“My ears had heard of you … but now my eyes have seen you.” (Job 42:5) The wise man Solomon tried to warn me in his inspired writings when he wrote:  “…and those that look through the windows grow dim’ (Ecclesiastes 12:3). Trying to deny its arrival, pretending it’s not that bad were all efforts […]

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Fighting Off the Common Cold …

“So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” (Ephesians 4:14) No one likes them, wants them or enjoys them, but they are a part of life and we all have to deal […]

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Would You … Could You?

“… be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10) It is sometime in the near future.  On a beautiful afternoon you and your family begin making the usual plans for Sunday, except the usual plans we are all accustomed to have been brought to a screeching halt by […]

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Avoid the Pain Disguised as Pleasure

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) As a young boy growing up in Oklahoma City I had the opportunity once a year in the fall to go to the Oklahoma State Fair and it was […]

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What the World Needs Now …

“… That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:15) When a newborn child begins to get their bearings and can start to focus on objects around them, it is both amazing […]

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He Listened Too Well …

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15) It has been said many times that when it comes to hearing, especially from one’s spouse, men have something known as ‘selective hearing.’ Now I’m not really sure if I heard this statement correctly, but […]

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Do You Blush?

“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?  No!  They were not at all ashamed, Nor did they know how to blush …” (Jeremiah 8:12) It was with one of our three children who shall remain anonymous that when they had done something wrong all I had to do was to tell them “I am […]

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Don’t Be Cruel …

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”  (Ephesians 4:31-32) The things that are done by mankind in general and even by us in particular in the name of […]

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Know What Page Number You’re On …

“So teach us to number our days … that we may get a heart of wisdom.”     (Psalm 90:12) Anyone who likes to read a good book as well as other reading sources knows how easy it is to get ‘lost’ in what they are reading.  Young people who learn early in life, constrained by a […]

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