“I Meant To Go Back”

  The Gospel of Luke, the 17th chapter, verses 11 through 19, tells the story of Jesus healing ten lepers. Only one of the ten returned with an expression of thanksgiving.  This poem suggests what might hve been thought by one of the other nine.  it just may help us to have right thoughts in this […]

The Master’s Face

  “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 4:6 Certainly here, Paul means, the whole character of Jesus, as revealed through His face.   See […]

“WHAT IS DYING?”

                                      “WHAT IS DYING?” “I am standing upon the seashore, a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her, until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud, just where […]

Stone Her or not Stone Her

  In the Gospel of John, the 8th chapter, there is a story that reveals some of the ugliness of human nature. Yet, out of it shines a rare beauty, that we will not soon forget.  While Jesus was teaching in the temple, He was rudely interrupted by the religious leaders who brought before Him, a […]

Search For Happiness

  Happiness is that for which all of us are seeking.  In the American Constitution, “the pursuit of happiness” is a basic human right.  Radio and Television have emphasized the ceaseless struggle for happiness.  No matter what the cost or who it hurts, we must have happiness.  We have made happiness the end and goal […]

Point Of No Return

  On the 31st of July, 2009, I, with others of my family, were on top of the world.  We drove up to Alpine Visitor’s Center, outside of Estes Park, Colorado, which is over 12,000 feet above sea level.  We felt the extreme thin air, lack of oxygen. It was cold, around 42 degrees, and the […]

Where Are You Looking?

  What you see depends upon where you are looking.    Cheri Cowell in her devotional of June 26 wrote this: “Do you know you will never see the sun rise, if you are looking to the West? Dumb question, I know, but many of us are trying to do just that.  We are trying […]

War and Peace

  I hope you had a great Independence Day weekend. July 4th is a special day in the life of our great nation.   It has been 233 years since the founding fathers set pen to parchment and produced the Declaration of Independence. In a bold move against Great Britain, the Continental Congress on July 4, […]

“You Can’t Buy Love”

  “Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made; were every blade of grass a  quill, and every man a scribe by trade, to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole, though spread from sky to sky.” What […]

This Is What My Father Is Like

  A young boy was busy with a pencil and paper. His mother asked him, “What are you doing?”  He replied, “I am drawing a picture.”  “What kind of picture are you drawing” asked the mother?  He said, “I am drawing a picture of God.”  Mother responded, “But, honey, no one knows what God looks like.    The boy replied, […]