Who I Am When No One Is Around

“It’s just up the road, about half a mile after the church,” my neighbor told me. “The pumpkins are sitting out in the yard. It’s the honor system, you know,” she added. The honor system, I mused. We hear about making the honor roll and about honors given to people for specific accomplishments. Yet this is a different kind of honor. This idea of an honor system speaks of trust. It expects and believes the … Read more

Why He’s Not a Stranger Anymore

  Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to actually be here on this earth when Jesus was here?  Imagine sitting down with Him for breakfast by the Galilean Sea – a breakfast that He had made. Imagine watching Him touch the eyes of blind folks – and watching their response when they could see. Imagine watching Him reaching out to children, holding them in His lap. And imagine watching the lepers … Read more

How to Pray The Heart of God For Your Kids

  ‘You want to know the best way to learn about somebody you’ve never met?  Read about the things that were important to them.  Read the things they themselves said or wrote.  Talk to people who rubbed shoulders with them.  It’s a perfect blueprint for finding accurate information. You want to know the best way to pray for your kids and people who are important to you?  Read about the things that are important to … Read more

Why We Need To Call 9-1-1

Before I went to bed on September 10, 2001, I knew what I was going to do the next day: sleep. I’d been fighting a cold from allergies, changing weather and the germs my kids probably brought home from school. Because I tend to lapse into a drunken stupor when I take medication for a cold or allergies, I delay until I just can’t take it anymore. I’d spent that day getting my work caught … Read more