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Welcome Home

After 50 years of service in Africa, a weary missionary couple descended the gangplank of their boat.   Their disembarking was delayed by a throng of press and well-wishers welcoming president Theodore Roosevelt back from his most recent safari.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes: What is Hell?

This is a true short story well worth the read! Put down any hot coffee and don’t operate heavy machinery while reading this. Hope this brings a smile to your face! As my son in law drove his two little boys, Preston and Bailey, to swimming lessons the conversation suddenly swerved. Daddy what is hell?

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Mossy Butts

After opening the service in our small college chapel with the usual formalities, our guest speaker, an old man with a weathered face stepped to the podium. He wasn’t smiling as he began. “Most of us,” he said, “have moss growing on our butts.” There was a collective, gasp from the conservative faculty and student body. I am certain the …

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Three Questions That Can Eliminate Bad Lions From Your Life

As we were driving to our beautiful mountain getaway in Colorado. My then three-year-old granddaughter, Jadyn, asked where our cabin was located. I said, ” Our place is located right where those five lines come down the mountain and join at the bottom.” I pointed to the lines on the mountain which are actually the avalanche shoots you see in …

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Two Principles that Can Change the World

Last night I was captivated by two speakers at the Compassion International appreciation banquet. Both men began their lives in hopeless social, spiritual, and physical poverty.  But they didn’t stay there. People they had never met lived out  two principles that changed these boys lives and as a result, changed the lives of thousands of other children. A 23 year …