Winner or Wiener

This is a new feature of my blog that will appear from time to time. I call it WINNER OR WIENER. It is designed to call attention to people who manage to be positive, wonderful winners in a wiener world. I was inspired to add this feature after seeing the “hero or Zero” feature on my friend Mark Sanborn’s delightful …

How I got to know the man I never met

I had never met Danny Abbott. But then my friend Charles Robinson, author of The silent Voice of Creation, invited me to watch him perform a ceremonial dance of healing at a traditional Native American memorial for Danny. The ceremony was conducted on a beautiful day atop Vail Pass. Breathtaking vistas and a lush carpet of wild flowers stretched in …

Screaming corks and flying rodents

Thanks to the generosity of my friend Gary Wilber who runs Troy Christian Schools, one of the finest Christian educational institution I have seen, I just finished a week of R and R at Norris Lake in Eastern Tennessee. This place was a taste of heaven. For seven days I watched five grandchildren in life jackets bob like screaming corks …

Where is God when it hurts

This morning Christianity Today released the text of Philip Yancey’s sermon delivered two weeks after the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus. This is a must read. If you were asked to give a message of hope in the midst of such tragedy, what would you say? Some of Yancey’s first words were these: “In considering how to begin today, …

I can fly

In 1984 I learned to fly. It was a way to bring my family to my speaking engagements without having to buy expensive airline tickets for each person. It soon became much more than that. I am addicted. There is nothing on earth as exhilarating as viewing it from above. My trip to Cedar Falls Iowa this week was resplendent …