How do you feel about the operation of the prophetic in the Church today? As a Biblical ministry I accept it; but I tend to be a bit more skeptical when I hear someone claim they’ve received a divine word foretelling a specific future event. Such was my attitude when a former co-worker friend… Continue reading How Credible is the Prophetic Today?
Let NO Offense determine YOUR Attitude
One who is offended by another’s assessment of their life choices indicates a degree of insecurity in those choices. In contrast, anyone who is truly confident in their choices and beliefs, their conscience will insulate from even the harshest of words. A snapshot of my life reveals a series of career and life choices that… Continue reading Let NO Offense determine YOUR Attitude
Iron sharpens Iron
Most Saturday mornings I join fifteen to twenty-five other men in our church lobby to share what’s going on in each of our lives and to uplift our brothers. We encourage each other, provide God’s counsel and share God’s solutions to the natural challenges we each face. None of us ever know what to expect… Continue reading Iron sharpens Iron
Resolutions for 2016 and beyond
I’ve never been a beginning-of-the-New-Year resolution-maker. I’ve always felt you ought to do what you ought to do and not have to resolve each new year to become the person you should have been in the first place. But in these my sunset years perhaps there are some substantive attitudes and behaviors worth resolving… Continue reading Resolutions for 2016 and beyond
A Year in Review – 2015
For me, 2015 has been an accumulation of blessings. Here are my top 15. Blessed with a beautiful supportive wife – Sandy loved, honored, and encouraged me daily. Blessed with three wonderful and bright children – Jean, Ken and Steve each in their unique way showed their love and respect for their parents. Though we… Continue reading A Year in Review – 2015
How do you test religious truth?
I’m probably going to upset some of my church-going friends when I say this, but I’m not an advocate for blind faith or blind acceptance of the faith of my parents. When it comes to my personal and my loved one’s potential eternal resting place, I want to base my belief on the closest… Continue reading How do you test religious truth?
Friendships worth fighting for
All my life I’ve been blessed with great friendships. And I mean literally all my life; for my longest running relationship dates to within a few months of my birth. Al’s mom was my dad’s secretary, and our families lived on the same block barely a hundred feet apart. We had a couple lengthy separations,… Continue reading Friendships worth fighting for
Wisdom left unspoken
Last weekend I attended my grand-nephew’s wedding in Maryland. A cursory survey of those in attendance at the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception revealed that I was the fifth oldest. I and each of my compatriots are a part of the “silent generation,” a term coined way back in 1951 by Time Magazine to… Continue reading Wisdom left unspoken
How Large is your Circle of Love?
I hate to admit it but Sandy’s circle of love is much larger than my own. I could sit in my comfortable home office hour after hour and write messages and blogs and books that I only hope reach the multitudes and inspire them to seek God, but I never know for sure whose life… Continue reading How Large is your Circle of Love?
Like so many Americans across the country I spent the 4th of July with family, watching the kids play while eating hotdogs, sausages, burgers, potato salad, watermelon and strawberry pie. As the sun set my son-in-law got out the $40 of fireworks he’d purchased at Costco and his kids and their grandparents shrieked at… Continue reading Independence Day