Loving Life Is Worth the Risk

Loving Life Is Worth the Risk

     Loss. We are all acquainted with it, and it never feels good, does it? We feel the pain of the loss of a job, health, and financial security, to name a few. As a pastor for nearly forty years, I have had people leave the church, and,...
Leaning Forward

Leaning Forward

I woke up on my 49th birthday with a Bible verse immediately encompassing my thoughts, really just the first phrase of a verse.  I lay in bed and pondered it for a moment. “Ask and it will be given to you …” (Matthew 7:7). I felt the Lord was coaxing me to take...
Uncertain Future

Uncertain Future

People like to prognosticate, meaning we like to think we can predict the future of our lives with a degree of accuracy and certainty. The disappointing truth is that we can’t. In a few weeks we will have a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil give us a prediction as to...
Find Grace to Fast

Find Grace to Fast

I was sitting in class at a Youth With A Mission school when I was a young Christian. We had guest speakers each week, like YWAM founder Loren Cunningham, his cousin Leland Paris, Paul Hawkins, Joy Dawson and Campbell McAlpine. These people were big names of that time...
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