In His Good Grip

For 56 years (1955-2002), the popular Ask Ann Landers advice column was a regular feature in newspapers across the country. Ann received an average of ten thousand letters each month – nearly all of them from people with problems. Asked if there was one predominant theme in the letters she received, she replied, “The one […]

God’s High Ways and Wonders

A fews years back, I heard a speaker quote the first line of William Cowper’s 18th century poem, “Light Shining Out of Darkness.” I can’t remember the speaker’s name, or the venue for that matter. But I’ve never forgotten her words: “God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” I repeated the lines over […]

What’s in Your Well?

“Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34 There’s a living stream within us. It begins with what we see and hear, flows through our thoughts, channels into emotions, and pools awhile in our hearts. Then one day, the well overflows. Good or bad, our words reveal the content and quality […]

Take Heart!

Jesus said to his disciples, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Take Heart! Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 – the morning time stood still. Our knees buckled in […]

Timeless Fashion

If you’re heading out to do some back-to-school shopping with your kids, bring these verses along with you and seize a few teachable moments. Like clothes for our bodies, there are spiritual garments God wants his children to wear. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. And […]

Is that a long nose answer?

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.” Proverbs 12:22 Proverbs 12:22 quickly became known as “the Pinocchio verse” in our family.  Shortly after we learned it together, Disney released its 1940 animated “Pinocchio” on VHS (“Video Home System” – yes, I’m THAT old!); the classic story of a puppet whose […]