Several years ago I heard a message with this same title. Unfortunately, the title is all that remains lodged in my memory. But I like the phrase, so I decided to write my own message. Can’t is one of those unique words in the English language that both reveals the attitude of the speaker and… Continue reading Kick the “t” out of can’t
I never thought I’d be quoting the Scottish folk hero, William Wallace, as portrayed in the film Braveheart. But I was blessed to know such a man who “really lived” on this earth, but who passed over to his eternal reward this past week. There has been so much already said about Pastor James… Continue reading Every man dies – Not every man really lives
I never thought I’d be a cat person. As I grew up I had dogs as pets, man’s best friend. Then, my son Steve snuck a kitten into our house in 1998. A couple months later Sandy got another cat “to keep Blacky company.” I’ve been a cat person ever since. I’ve learned a lot… Continue reading God doesn’t tease us
I begin most days the same. I’d like to say that I read my Bible first thing, but in truth, I skim through detroitnews.com and foxnews.com – the former to see how my favorite sports teams are doing, the latter to keep current on the national and international news. This past Saturday the name J.… Continue reading Finding Resolve in the most unlikely places
My local church has a Saturday morning men’s prayer meeting. They’ve met faithfully every week since 1992. That’s about fifteen years longer than I’ve been a member. There’s a core group of men who come nearly every week, and others join in as their work and family schedules permit, or as needs arise in their… Continue reading If two of you on earth agree about anything
Written a year after the tragedy, Gordon Lightfoote’s song made the SS Edmund Fitzgerald the most famous Great Lakes shipping disaster in history. The Fitzgerald was the largest ship on the Great Lakes at the time. Yet on November 10, 1975, during a Lake Superior gale, it sunk suddenly in 530 feet near Whitefish Bay – without sending… Continue reading I know where the rocks ain’t
I’m a faith person. The Bible says I have to be a faith person: “Without faith, it is impossible to please God.” A lot of my Christian friends have blind faith. But my constitution demands evidence of the truth or the goodness of something before I throw my support behind it. Fortunately for people like… Continue reading Where Science and the Bible intersect
Not too long ago I was reorganizing the basement shelves and came across a box of memorabilia from my elementary and high school years. It’s not the first time I’ve looked through this stuff – I do this sort of reorganization every five years or so – and each time the pile gets thinned down… Continue reading Why did I keep that?