Celebrate the Sabbath!

Stop The World, I Wanna Get Off! Have you ever felt like that?  I know I have.  For much of my life I was a workaholic, following my dad’s example.  I was working six days a week (in a Christian ministry, no less).  My one day “off” was Sunday– but I spent most Sundays teaching … Read more

Why the Wilderness?

Next Stop:  The Desert Did you know that the word “wilderness” occurs nearly 300 times in the Bible?  Many people in the Bible had a wilderness experience– Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, just to name a few.  And if you’re a Christian, sooner or later you’ll find yourself there also. You may wonder, “Why the wilderness?  … Read more

Winter: The Season of Waiting

  Winter:  Yea or Nay? Ah, winter: perhaps the most controversial of all the seasons.  Unlike the others, winter is a season that you either love or hate. Take my wife, for instance.  She has multiple health issues, including arthritis, which is aggravated by the cold, precipitation, and changes in barometric pressure.  My wife hates … Read more

Thanksgiving: With Or Without The Turkey

What Does Thanksgiving Mean To You? Thanksgiving is a special time of year for a lot of reasons.  For some it’s the launch of the holiday season.  These people know that when the turkey dinner is over the shopping season begins.  For them, Thanksgiving is just the prelude to the real holiday– Black Friday.  They … Read more

Give Thanks With A Gratitude Journal

More Than A National Holiday It comes every November:  Thanksgiving Day.  For many Americans it’s a day to gather with family and friends, stuff yourself on delicious food, and watch football.  Sadly, giving thanks to God is often left off the schedule. As a Christian, though, it seems kind of strange to dedicate just one … Read more

Fall: The Season of Harvest

Hooray For Fall (Or Is It Autumn?) The seasons of the earth are God’s idea.  Genesis 8:22 declares, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”  God has a plan and a purpose for each season. I live in New England, … Read more

The Man Who Hated Children

  Miracles Still Happen A miracle happened to me shortly after I got saved.  I call it a miracle because I don’t know how else to describe it.  I was 18 years old, living with my grandparents, and a freshman at Eastern Connecticut State College.  I had just started going to meetings at a Christian … Read more

A Little Lesson From Barak: Do It Afraid!

 God’s Hall of Faith Hebrews 11 is a concise summary of major events in the history of Israel.  It’s often called “God’s Hall of Faith,” and reads like a Who’s Who of biblical heroes–  Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses, to name a few.  Most of the names will be familiar to anyone who … Read more

Summer: The Season of Refreshing

  Hot Fun In The Summer Sun What comes to mind when you think of summer?  For some it’s beaches and pools, barbecues and games, family and friends.  For others it’s heat and humidity, sunburn and sweat, mosquitoes and extra expenses.  Perspective matters, doesn’t it? Personally I’m not a big fan of summer.  In fact, … Read more

The Rest of the Story

 Remember Paul Harvey? Years ago there was a famous newscaster named Paul Harvey who often reported on little-known stories from history.  He always closed his radio shows with, “And now you know…the rest of the story.” In previous blog posts I’ve shared my testimony about coming to Christ at the age of 18 in the … Read more