Sunset in the Vineyards: Broken for Revival, Part 1; Only in Jesus, Part 5; The Word Became Flesh, Part 1

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." (John 15:1-2 NIV)My wife and I celebrated our last anniversary in a...

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Living

Matthew 17:5 - He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." (ESV)In 2011, life gave me a little squeeze, to find out what is really inside,...

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Mysteries in Life

I was rushing around trying to cook soup beans and bake homemade bread for the funeral of an old gentleman who was instrumental in starting the Church I go to in our town. His daughter told me she went to get him from the Nursing Home for Christmas dinner and that all...

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My Weakness

But He (Christ) said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9When General Lee came up the road...

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The Surprise

Psalm 5:3 "In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." NIVAs the sun grew brighter and the days grew warmer the horses and goats began to shed their thick winter coats. And as they did so I noticed...

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The Black Eye: An Easter Message

There it was, my worst nightmare: The ugliest face in the dramatic presentation was not the devil's. It was . . . Mine!It all started like this:Our church was sponsoring the program, "Heavens Gates, Hell's Flames" for Easter weekend, but during the Good Friday...

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The Catch Me! Game

When my youngest daughter was approximately two and a half years old, she would climb to the top of the stairs and yell, "Catch me, daddy!" And jump, having the faith and the assurance that indeed her daddy would catch her. Now that my youngest daughter has a daughter...

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