The Lighthouse

Deceived

It was an exciting time for the baby turtles. They had been buried in the sand, on the beach, in the form of an egg for some time. The development inside of the shell was now complete. It was time for the baby turtles to break out of the shell and dig their way to the...

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Just Ask

"Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!" (John 14:14 NLT)Ask, and you might receive; ask not, and you probably won't.Driving in unfamiliar terrain was once more frightening than it is now. Since there was no Internet, I could not pull up directions on...

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Wrong House

Back in the early 1960s, I often took on odd jobs in Portland, Oregon, USA, where I was a student. One day, my assignment was at an address in an affluent suburb. The door would be unlocked — those were innocent days. I was to tidy the house and hand out a snack when...

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Unanswered Prayers

"When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures." (James 4:3 NIV)When I was a freshman in high school I fell in love with a girl. She didn’t know it, of course. I never spoke to her and only...

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Look What You’ve Done

"The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad." (Psalm 126:3 ESV)"Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul." (Psalm 66:16 ESV)How many times have you heard, or possibly, said this? Not much for me, I was a perfect child....

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The Check Point

"And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul." (Deuteronomy 10:12 NIV)My dog Sophie is such a joy. When we are...

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