Hope Beyond the Rubble

September 11, 2001, is a day that forever changed the shape of America. Like you, I will never forget it. Early that morning I had gone riding horses with a good friend, surveying the many things he was doing to develop his newly acquired ranch. Because I knew much of our morning would find us tucked deeply into an array […]

Old Guys Rule: Moses and Relentless Love

God’s written Word is full of seasoned men and women whose lives are worthy of a hard second glance. Moses rates among the very top of such a list of people. Numbers 21:4-9 paints for us a stunning picture of an elderly man pouring himself into the next generation, and doing so with an unconditional love and relentless grace that […]

Take Note of the Little Things

Endless are the times when the cares of the heart are many. That is why one helpful encouragement, found in Psalm 94:19, is so worthy of your attention. Read it carefully: When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul. Webster tells us that “consolation” has to do with comfort in the midst of grief or […]

Grief Over “King James Only” Logic

It is with an abiding sense of weariness that I read about Pastor Marc Grizzard’s plan to have a “Bible-burning” this coming Halloween night. The reason that the North Carolina pastor desires to burn Bibles? They are not the King James Version, which, in his mind, “is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God . . . for English-speaking […]

One Awful Day

Thankfully it is from the likes of General Norman Schwarzkoph that I find myself having permission to cry uncontrollably if needed. When asked years ago by Barbara Walters how it was that the great general would cry when talking about his troops he, with star-bedecked shoulders and stout chest declared, “I am scared of a man who does not cry.” […]