Night Visitor

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8a)A man came unexpectedly to my house one night early in 1969. That was 31 years ago, but I recall his visit as clearly as if it were yesterday. In 1965, I was 40 years old. Having ridden the crest of a long...

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The Storm-Tossed Soul

Are you tossed about on the sea of life?Has the beacon of light disappeared in the fog?Do you feel like the captain sinking along with his ship,Into the depths of some fathomless bog?Candles, that burned bright inside your heart,Are slowly dying extinguishing all...

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Work of Art

Edward Fischer writes in Notre Dame Magazine (February, 1983), that a leper (or, more correctly, a sufferer of Hanson's Disease) in Fiji followed the leading of his twisted hands. He became an internationally known artist. "My sickness I see as a gift of God leading...

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Mother of the Bride

Tears came to my eyes as the lines of Pacabel's Canon climbed to a thundering climax and the audience rose in eager anticipation of their first glimpse of the bride. I could already imagine the shimmering white dress, the dark curls, the sweet smile that lit up her...

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Just Jesus Is Enough

The only thing that matters this very dayIs the one that I need to hear me prayJust Jesus is the only one that can forgive my sinThat is the way that my prayer life beganJust Jesus loved me enough for me to have eternal lifeThat brings me much comfort as I kneel to...

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Merry-Go-Round Freedom

Both boys seemed too old for this historical merry-go round. It was originally constructed for the European show circuit, with classic artwork that had been painstakingly restored. But they insisted. Their tickets were purchased, the queue joined, and before long it...

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