Winning the Lottery

Follow me on…Have you ever wondered what you would feel like if you won a million dollars in the lottery? Or came into a huge inheritance? Or discovered oil on your land? I don’t play the lottery. And I have no millionaire relatives. And I don’t own the mineral rights to our land. So, none […]

Forgotten by God?

Follow me on…There are times when I wonder if God has forgotten about me. Ironically, I rarely feel this way in times of great difficulty or trial. When bad things happen, I am hard-wired to cry out to God. And generally in those times I sense His presence, comforting and sustaining me. Nor do I […]

The most quoted (and least believed) Bible verse.

Follow me on…If I were to ask you what is the most frequently quoted Bible verse, you probably would answer, John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life.” But what if I asked you to name […]

Seeking God with All My Heart

Follow me on…I love the book of Psalms. For many years it has been the centerpiece of my devotional life. A few years ago I decided to take on the challenge of memorizing Psalm 119, the longest psalm in the book. I’m only about fifty verses in, but the richness of this psalm never ceases […]

Fanning the Flames

Follow me on…I’m not much of a camper. As a matter of fact, my idea of roughing it is staying at a hotel where they don’t put a mint on your pillow each night. But when my children were young, I sacrificed my comfort twice a year to attend our church’s annual Father-Son and Father-Daughter […]

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Follow me on…Years ago, when I was serving as pastor of a small church, I occasionally did a Q&A on Sunday evenings. The congregation affectionately called it “Stump the Pastor.” It kept me on my toes, because the people always came with what they thought were unsolvable theological questions. One week, one of the young […]