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If you were to ask me, I’d say January is my favorite month of the year. I like cold weather, short days, long nights with stars like diamonds in heaven’s vault, a dark room with a fireplace cradling glowing Mesquite logs, howling wind in the live oak trees, sleet on the window panes. If I Continue Reading…

How Trustworthy is the Bible?

One semester during Pres’ undergraduate studies, he had a brilliant, neo-orthodox theology professor; well, he was intellectually brilliant, yes, but he was spiritually dulled by liberalism. One day Pres came to me and said, "Dad, you know I’m committed to God’s Word. I believe that it is inerrant and inspired. But my professor is posing Continue Reading…

The Plague of Complacency

Anabel had noticed that John’s wife wasn’t at her desk. "I didn’t see Mary in her office this morning. Is she okay?" John hesitated as he pondered how to break the news. "Well, Mary doesn’t work with me any more. We’ve been separated for several months–and we’re getting a divorce." "What?" Anabel was at a Continue Reading…

The Struggle

"Struggling to rest" is a paradox. Yet that paradox unlocks the door marked EXIT when we’re searching for the way out… when we’ve come to the end of our resources. Learning is always a process of experience and there were many times when I thought I could never learn the art of resting, but God Continue Reading…

It’s the Only Way to Fly

You have a bad temper, Elizabeth. I find it very difficult to be around you. I never know when you are going to blow sky high! Can you handle that frank critique, Liz? That’s all right. Not many of us could. Do you always straighten the pictures in the doctor’s office, Paula? Don’t come over Continue Reading…

The Great Motivator

I stepped to the edge of the patio and screamed, "Try harder!" My neighbor stuck his forehead and eyes over the stockade fence, "I beg your pardon?" he said. "I wasn’t talking to you. I was talking to him," I grunted with hostility, glowering at first one and then the other. Great! Trying to resolve Continue Reading…

Paradoxes

par-a-dox: An essentially self-contradictory assertion based on a valid deduction from acceptable premises. In plain, vanilla language a paradox is something which is contradictory to what you’d normally expect. I find biblical paradoxes particularly interesting, especially as they related to the truths of our identity in Christ. Our Father sometimes masks the deeper meaning of Continue Reading…

How One Thing Led to Another

The old John Deere belched a little black smoke, laboring mildly to pull the creosote eight-by-eight from its spot at the corner of the fence. The old posts needed tearing out … more or less. I’ve been guilty of hunting for logs to drag and fields to plow, looking for an excuse to be on Continue Reading…

John’s World

It was a snazzy red motorboat with silver and blue stripes and a windshield. The red leather seat was warm to John’s bare legs and his bottom, and the leftover puddle of water from yesterday’s trip was warm to his big toe. What a day! Not only was the weather perfect, but John was with Continue Reading…

Applying Pre-Emergent Weed and Feed

I heard a message in which the ministry emphasis was changing "tares" to "wheat" (Matt. 13:25-40). The sermon featured anecdotes of church staffers, their wives, deacons, elders, the famous and the infamous, all of whom were tares-become-wheat through hearing his sermon. Man, when the invitation came I felt like I needed to go forward and Continue Reading…

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