If you have seen the movie Father of the Bride, you may remember Franck’s reaction the first time he sees the Banks home: Oh, it’s adorable…Oh, it’s very nice…Very romantic. We change […]
I have a relatively small office where I have one to two thousand of my most important books. Another shelf at home with older, more collectible books. Then, in my garage I […]
A few years back I had a person in my life, a genuine Christian, who was personally frustrating to me. From my perspective he was arrogant, obnoxious, and controlling. Of course, his […]
Oh, how we need the Fragrance of Jesus to permeate our lives! I’m declaring 2018 the Year of the Secret Place! More specifically, a year of putting everything aside except fellowship with […]
The Church in many places now is singing a song called “Reckless Love.” It’s a beautiful song and the lyrics are precious, powerful, and thought-provoking (you can read them at the end […]
The following is an excerpt from Scott Fowler, Contending for the Habit of Daily Prayer. New York: Issachar Imprints. 2016. There are two things we need to be comfortable with if we are […]
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Something encouraging occurred to me some time ago concerning prayer. There were two or three things I was intensely praying about, needing an answer. I watched as the Lord supplied all but […]
At a certain, specific moment in time, the Second Person of the Godhead, came down to earth and took on a human form and identity in order to reach the human race […]
Perchance, he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, […]
To My Sweet Katie, Though the feeling has swept over me many times already, it has not yet come to stay. That is, the realization that my little girl will soon be […]
All the years come suddenly to this moment and we are proud, we are thankful, we are emotional, we are nostalgic. And there is the dawning realization that every step you take […]
Appreciating these words from John Donne’s Holy Sonnets, XIV Batter my heart, three-person’d God ; for you As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ; That I may […]
The existence of the ideal is evidence of its possibility. Ever been inspired by a movie because of the values it portrayed? The story was challenging and beautiful, moving and uplifting. Then […]
For the better part of two decades, I have engrossed myself in your life. Much of my effort has been simply to keep you alive and healthy. I have sung songs, and played games, and answered questions, but more than that, I have loved you at depths that even now you are not able to understand and won’t be until you have a child of your own. Though at times I have tried to express and explain that love to you, I realize that, for now, between us, I’ll have to be content with knowing its depths on my own. Part of a parent’s lot I suppose.