Hope is not Just Another  Four-Letter Word

Hope is not Just Another Four-Letter Word

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Having served at a Christian addiction recovery facility for many years, I have observed both hope and...
The Line in the Sand

The Line in the Sand

John Henson wrote about a high school senior and valedictorian who was bragging that he could pick his college based upon his 1510 SAT score. He even went so far as to say that he could even get into Harvard if he chose to. This score may get the young man into an...
Do I Love Her?

Do I Love Her?

A few years ago, I took a trip to the Smokey Mountains and a week later, I returned with a completed manuscript for a book. The title was A Word from Pop and it was written for my two grandchildren. The subtitle, what I want them to know before I go sums up the...
On Another Note …

On Another Note …

I was very briefly exposed to music education as a child in elementary school. This was in the form of extracurricular classes that I don’t recall choosing to participate in. Our teacher would just say to us, “OK it’s time to go to music class...
Our Helper

Our Helper

Lately, I have become more conscious of God’s continuous involvement in my life. There were so many years when I was giving the wrong person credit for decisions I made that turned out well. Now I realize that it wasn’t me; it was the Holy Spirit. When...
The Best and the Worst

The Best and the Worst

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it...
Righteously Jealous

Righteously Jealous

A few years ago, I read a devotion by David Sargent, pastor of Church of Christ at Creekwood in Mobile, AL. He shared the story of a helicopter crash in 2011 caused by pilot error. The aircraft was carrying a patient and two health workers, all of which were killed...