The Road Not Taken

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Phil....

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Keeping My Joy

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24 NKJ) "Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to...

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A Little Lost Deer

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it." (Hebrews 13:2 NASB)It was a sweltering day in late Summer.  I was a young dad working in a local lumber mill. It was dangerous, back-breaking work that...

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Show Them Your Smile

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." (John 13:34 NLT)If there is one thing I have missed the most during this last year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been seeing other people’s smiles....

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Sweet Love

It was 11 A.M. on a Saturday morning and I was parked outside a local animal shelter waiting for it to open.  It had been several months since my beloved Beagle Snoopy had passed away and I finally felt ready to bring a new dog into my home.  On Friday afternoon my...

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Joy Comes in the Morning

"For his anger is but for a moment and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." (Psalm 30:5 ESV)"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the...

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