I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia
After rebelling against God and refusing to go into battle to take the Promised Land, God turned Israel’s words against it and condemned that generation to forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-34). The only ones of that generation who would survive that punishment would be Joshua and Caleb. Hearing the news, “the … Continue reading Life After Disobedience
When Jesus answered the disciples' question about who would be greatest in His kingdom, His answer probably surprised them all.
In order to have the blessings in life, you must deal with some of the less pleasant tasks that get you those blessings.
If you have ever witnessed an accident, or been in a court case to hear the testimony about an accident, you know that the witnesses to that one accident can have very different accounts. Some of that is influenced by where they were when it happened. Were they in one of the cars? Were they … Continue reading Better Than Fake News
Years ago, when I taught at a Christian school for special needs students, I told my oldest daughter that I was going to be teaching history. She heard that and said: “History is boring,” with an emphasis on “boring.” I told her, “Not when I teach it!” Not to toot my own horn, but my … Continue reading Remembering Your ABC’s
The other day I had to rebuild our front porch. Although the house we bought up here is solidly built, the porch that was original to the house was showing its age. The wood was never treated and the supports were put directly into the ground with no footers. Water damage had eaten away at … Continue reading The Bible is Not a Coffee Table Book