Dealing with Discouragement

Dealing with Discouragement

Take it from a guy whose been doing it for 43 years–ministry is difficult! It’s very hard and it takes a lot of energy to accomplish it all. In life, the “why” always determines the “how long.” If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’ll never stick...
The Truth About Worry

The Truth About Worry

I just got home after having an iron-sharpens-iron lunch with a close friend of mine who is on staff at a megachurch in Lancaster County. We talked about the way the Corona Virus is impacting our society and even the church. Canceled trips, quarantines, falling stock...
Not Your Average Joe

Not Your Average Joe

Years ago, a friend of mine worked at the front desk of a physical therapy office.  Her interaction with patients often resulted in humorous stories, sometimes at her own expense. One day, a patient started chatting with her about ethnicity.  With her dark...
Big Truths I Need to Hear Every Day

Big Truths I Need to Hear Every Day

I’m a messed up human being. I don’t mean that I’m particularly deranged – just that I was born broken and have reached the plateau of adulthood carrying some flaws with me. The biggest flaw? I believe lies…sometimes. Here’s a law of life that can’t be avoided or...
Money Bags

Money Bags

Daddy and I were on the way out to the pasture to check the cows. Dad had a bag of salt on the front seat of the car, so I sat in the back. I had a pocket full of penny candy that I had taken from the store in Four Buttes. I took a tootsie roll out my pocket, and as...
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