Love Letters

A few weeks ago I commented that Julie and I would have our fortieth anniversary by the end of the month; as I type this that marvelous day will be here by the end of the week. Our anniversary is August 30. My prayer for this week's column is that it will show how God … Continue reading Love Letters

What is a Christian?

What is a Christian? I reckon the answer depends on whom you ask. Webster says, "A person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ." Many Christians would define a Christian as, "Someone who is saved or born again." That answer may be technically correct, but unless someone knows the vernacular; "saved" and "born again" … Continue reading What is a Christian?

Questions about Eternity

When the lottery jackpot hit a billion dollars, nearly everywhere I went people were talking, "If I had a billion dollars ..." As far as myself, my first thought is the tithe, paying off the church mortgage, getting out of debt, buying a home, setting up the grandkids (all twelve of them) for college, and … Continue reading Questions about Eternity

Our Happy Marriage

Our children are planning a surprise anniversary party for us. A reservation for a shelter at a nearby state park was made months ago, who will supply what is determined, and schedules are adjusted. The surprising aspect of the party was broken about a month ago when my oldest daughter figured out that she and … Continue reading Our Happy Marriage

Two Foundations

Jesus tells of two men, one who builds his house on a rock, while the other, constructs his house upon the sand. When the storms of life come crashing; the house on the rock holds firm, while the home built on sand lays in a pile of rubble. Such as it is in life. We … Continue reading Two Foundations

Russia’s Upcoming Military Defeat

“President Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.” “President Trump is hard on Russia.” “Trump and Putin are friends.” Unless you are part of the Robinson family that is stuck on a deserted island, or the Robinson family lost in space, you have probably heard those quotes recently (I will not ride in a … Continue reading Russia’s Upcoming Military Defeat

Feelings V.S. God’s Word

God made us emotional beings, and those feelings are, for the most part good. Fear, for example at times can warn us of impending danger; however, it can also cause us to fear things we need not be afraid of; such as clowns. The problem with the “I don’t feel that way about it” comments … Continue reading Feelings V.S. God’s Word

What is coming for the good old USA?

When people read a headline like "America's Future" they expect to learn something about future elections, or the state of the economy in the next few years, or possibly the next wave of science and technological advances. America currently is experiencing some troublesome times. Customers are told to leave; people are having drinks thrown into … Continue reading What is coming for the good old USA?

Doing the right thing the wrong way

People know right from wrong. With all the evil going on in the world it does not seem like people know right from wrong, but they do. The whole reason we are all sinners is that Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:16-17, … Continue reading Doing the right thing the wrong way