The Next Verse

What Comes After John 3:16? Do you have a favorite Bible verse?  Many people do.  Some people call it their “life verse.” Probably the most famous verse in the Bible is John 3:16.  Most Christians can quote it by heart:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes … Read more

The Impact Of A Teacher

My Life Begins…In Second Grade Awhile back I was reading a devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah, when a paragraph jumped out at me:  “God sends various people into our life.  Some encourage us.  Some rebuke us.  Some help us recover.  They all play a part in shaping us to be the person God wants us … Read more

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