It's dusk outside as I write. There's something about dusk that makes me nostalgic. As a kid, it was the time when you got those last bits of play under your belt before you were called into the house for the evening. You kept throwing that ball until you could hardly see it coming. You missed … [Read more...] about Play Ball!
Have you ever thought much about the way in which God works to bring about His purposes? Take the story of Joseph---what a chain of events to finally land him in the position by which he could influence all of Egypt and save his people! Because he was unable to fathom where each event was heading, … [Read more...] about Do You Wonder What He’s Up To?
You wanted to know how it is that a person can change his lifestyle? The answer is simple: Anyone can change if he is determined to do so. Some change for health reasons (they may stop smoking). Others change in order to please a certain girl—or fellow—as the case may be (they change their language … [Read more...] about Here it is . . .
James talks about the man who looks into a mirror, sees his face is dirty, but then goes away and forgets all about it---as a result, he still has a dirty face. What was he talking about? People who look into (study) the Bible, find out what is wrong with them, but go away and do nothing about it. … [Read more...] about Dirty Faces
It was more than 30 years ago. I was the young (and very green) pastor of a church in a small rural town in southern Iowa. I had just told the chairman of our deacons about my plans to attend the latest and greatest conference on church growth when he said these words to me: Pastor, I already know … [Read more...] about "Pastor, I already know how to farm better than I do."