March 14, 2018

“The message I preach hasn’t changed.  Circumstances have changed.  Problems have changed, but deep inside man has not changed, and the gospel hasn’t changed.” - Billy Graham

Through his 99 years, the Reverend Billy Graham demonstrated a love for God and a desire t...

December 12, 2016

It is always exciting to talk to someone who is eagerly and a little anxiously stepping into something new!  They have the desire to discover and cultivate gifts they aren’t even fully sure they possess.  The list of “unknowns” is lengthy but the risk is worth it!

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June 1, 2016

Historic prisons can be quite fascinating!  I've toured a few of them including Alcatraz, California and Kilmainham Gaol, Ireland.  When I ponder what it would have been like to be locked up in places like these, I imagine feelings of despair, anger, hopelessness and r...

March 10, 2016

Some of the best new ideas and creative solutions are developed when people take a moment to "think outside the box".  Pausing to look at problems and goals in a fresh and different way can lead to some pretty exciting outcomes. However, in at least one instance it is...

January 27, 2016

I recently watched part of an interview with a pastor whose story has drawn a great deal of national and world attention in recent months.  This pastor was released, this month, from a Middle Eastern prison.  He detailed how he was beaten, threatened and interrogated d...

January 5, 2016

Instructions, directions, warnings, reminders... all things that are offered by signs.  It is true that signs can block the scenery and be a bit excessive but for the most part they are helpful!  In 2015 my wife and I traveled in Ireland for the first time.  I had neve...

December 2, 2015

My family just finished celebrating Thanksgiving.  Of course it involved a good time with family and plenty of food!  I did pause to thank God for the many blessings He has given to me.  I also recalled a story that reminded me that those blessings come in many differe...

October 30, 2015

This Sunday, November 1st is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  Let's take some time to remember people who are persecuted, all around the world, simply for having faith in God.  Let's also pray for those who are the persecutors.  That one may...

September 29, 2015

As I was growing up, my only connection to the word "traffic" involved staying away from it so I didn't get hit by a car.  I remember my parents holding my hand when necessary and reminding me over and over to look both ways before crossing the street.  I am so thankfu...