When you hear people laughing, what’s the first thing you want to do? You wanna join them, don’t you? I sure do. Another question: What’s something that terrifies both Christians and unbelievers alike? Witnessing. Telling others what God has done for you. Do you ever feel that way? I had the privile [...]
A friend has this on her voicemail; “I’m not available right now, but thanks for your call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes.” It is impossible to overestimate the importance of friendship as a spark plug for laught [...]
If you think practice makes perfect, you haven’t driven with a cab driver recently. They say that driving a car is the most dangerous form of travel. That is unless you count driving a motorcycle or driving with a teenager. I saw a sign the other day for a driving school that said; “We teach anyone [...]
Almost every person who makes a living public speaking has experienced a zipper malfunction on stage. This has happened to me twice. The first time I was speaking to a group of pastors in Iowa. Standing there helpless, wishing my sweater was longer. A preacher friend of mine had it worse. As he was [...]
When you’re younger, you eat pizza and taco chips by the fistful and chase ‘em down with a gallon of Root Beer. You think a balanced diet is a piece of pizza in each hand. Your dad says, “Be careful. Obesity just snacks right up on you.” You get older, you find out he was right. Sugar rots your teet [...]
Early on in my marriage, I realized that my wife and I spoke different languages. When she elbowed me in the middle of the night and said, “Did you hear the baby?” she wasn’t looking for a “yes” or “no” answer. She was saying, “Please, I haven’t slept in four days, would you get out of bed immediate [...]
Here are some new things you can buy this year: A baby mop. You don’t mop your baby with it; your baby becomes the mop. It’s a baby onesie complete with mop bristles. Wherever she crawls, scoots or rolls, she leaves a trail of lemon-scented awesomeness. Then there’s the Dogbrella. It’s an umbrella a [...]
Perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “If God is so good, and He loves me so much, where is He in the midst of this mess? Why doesn’t He show up?
I have broken commandments. I’ve put mud in my brother’s clean trousers, snipped off a girl’s pig tales and cheated on a Bible memory test back in school.
Suppose this day was our last day. Would we do what we’re doing? Or would we encourage more, forgive more, and love more?