Month: February 2021

  • Life Parade

    I live in a small farming town in Southwest Oklahoma. There are 800 souls, one convenience store and a corner cafe. We have a few other businesses, including a new Dollar General (woo-hoo!), but you get the picture. One of the biggest events in our town is the annual Christmas parade. There are custom made […]

  • The Holy North Face

    The Holy North Face

    Have you heard the one about the guy who washed his hands too much during the pandemic? Repentance is like that. Cleansing of sin reveals answers from God A church where I once served held a unique series of revival meetings. Our pastor called it a “solemn assembly.” One like good king Jehosophat proclaimed for […]

  • This Thorn

    A recent post by CG Thelen, from 140 Character Christian, entitled Humbled by Pain spoke of Paul’s thorn in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). “Thorns can come in all sorts of things that cause us constant pain,” wrote CG These words brought to mind a godly woman who once lived in my little town. She […]

  • One More Night With the Frogs

    Pharaoh called in Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to God to rid us of these frogs. I’ll release the people so that they can make their sacrifices and worship God.” Moses said to Pharaoh, “Certainly. Set the time. When do you want the frogs out of here, away from your servants and people and […]

  • Jump In!

    Our middle son has always been a bit of a daredevil. One day my sister-in-law, a former life guard, coaxed him into the shallow end of a swimming pool. He must have been about three years old. Standing near the edge, she entreated with outstretched arms—thinking he would be wary—when he suddenly jumped right in! […]

  • A Piece of the Rock

    As a child, I remember a famous commercial for Prudential insurance. In the ad, a man stands out on his front porch after a tree just fell through his roof. His concerned neighbors come to investigate, but he calmly says, “It’s okay, I have a piece of the rock.” The intended message was that Prudential […]