It’s scary what a ‘list person’ can find important enough to chronicle. I’ve made lists of people to pray for (good list), flights taken over six decades (dubious value) and even restaurants that I’ve eaten at (even I can’t see value in this one!) My curiosity also causes some intellectual hopscotch at times. I will […]
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Why We Grab Bannisters
Author John Powell tells a rather poignant personal story about his mother’s last days. Each evening at bedtime he would carry her up a flight of stairs to her bed. Invariably, as he began to climb with her in his arms, she would reach out and grab the banister. “Mother” he would gasp “don’t do […]
Because I Feared God
Learning to fear God “ … but because I feared God, I did not act that way.” Nehemiah 5:15 New Living Translation Theologically I grew up with a lot of ‘got to’ and limited ‘get to.’ As teenage Christian boys, our theme song seemed to be: “I don’t’ smoke and I don’t chew and […]
The daily devotional “Fresh Heart For a New Day” has been out now for a couple of weeks. I am thankful for those of you who have ordered copies of it for yourselves and as gifts for family and friends. It is a book that will be opened 365 times in the coming year. If […]
Lessons from my logbook I have a logbook containing information for all 1,392 flights I have ever taken. It begins in 1952 with a short 90 mile flight from Havana to Miami with my parents after a series of evangelistic meetings there. That was my second shortest flight. The longest covered 7,450 miles (Los Angeles […]
He was just a kid with an unfortunate name. Living in a time when your name carried the imprint of what your life would become, you wanted your parents to name you well. Some parents didn’t! Take Jabez for example. In the Bible’s Year Book section of First Chronicles (chapter 4) we find Jabez tucked […]
God’s Part – My Part
Need a door opened in your life? “I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.” Revelation […]
Where Has Heaven Gone?
Keeping heaven in focus “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 KJV We don’t think about heaven as much as we used to. And we don’t preach about it much either. And because we don’t, heaven has slipped into the background … […]
They were more than he asked for. “Dad, could you buy me a calligraphy pen?” asked my fifth grade son David (many years ago). “It’s made by Sanford and I think it costs $.59,” he added. The following day I was in our town’s stationery store and had located the calligraphy pens. But there were […]
It’s Finally Here!
You’ll find it on Amazon After writing devotionals weekly for ten years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to have finally published … but I am both surprised and happy. Happy to announce that my book “Fresh Heart For A New Day” is now available through Amazon.com If you’ve enjoyed the weekly Fresh Heart devotionals, […]