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Three Dollars Worth of God

May 8, 2017

Wilbur Rees once wrote the following describing the average man’s view of God: “I would like to buy $3 worth of God please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of him… Continue reading Three Dollars Worth of God

The Death of Common Sense

April 3, 2017

A few years ago, I came across an unusual obituary. It was written at the passing away of “Common Sense.. I won’t recount the whole thing for you here today, it is a little to long, but a quick look at our world today reveals that Common Sense has indeed passed away. “Today we mourn… Continue reading The Death of Common Sense

Train Up a Child

March 3, 2017

There is no higher and no more difficult calling, than the one to effectively raise children. When you decide to grow a family, you place your own plans and desires on hold (often indefinitely), in order to center your lives around your family. From the moment the child exits the womb and enters the home,… Continue reading Train Up a Child

In Real Life… Love is a Verb

January 30, 2017

The word LOVE gets tossed around very casually in our culture. In movies, television and in pop music, love is referenced all the time. Daytime soap operas are marketed as “Love in the afternoon.” So called reality TV shows promise us: love and romance blossom before our very eyes. Pop music has informed us about… Continue reading In Real Life… Love is a Verb

Real Life

January 9, 2017

First there was the Motion picture, then there were 3D Movies, now there is Virtual Reality. Will Star Trek’s Holodeck be next? Man has been using technology to retreat from reality and enter a world of the artist’s creation, for more than 100 years. The advancements came slowly at first; short films less than a… Continue reading Real Life

I Love Christmas

December 1, 2016

It is true, I love Christmas and I think the older I get, the more I love it. This year, it is especially precious, as all of our children and grandchildren will be with us on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. (Last year they were with their in-laws; this year they are all ours.) But… Continue reading I Love Christmas

The Power of Fear

November 2, 2016

This is going back a few years, but a freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High, won first prize at the greater Idaho Falls Science Fair on April 26, 1997. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science, and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project,… Continue reading The Power of Fear

In Christ I Am Not Intimidated

October 4, 2016

A Governor who was running hard for re-election arrived late at a barbecue. He’d had no breakfast and no lunch and he was famished. As he moved down the serving line, he held out his plate and received one piece of chicken. The Governor said to the serving lady, “Excuse me, do you mind if… Continue reading In Christ I Am Not Intimidated

Carpe Diem

September 9, 2016

There are many scriptures which speak to our potential and encourage us to work wisely for the time is short, investing our lives in the Kingdom.  However, none is more potent than the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30. (You may want to take a few moments and re-read the parable) There are… Continue reading Carpe Diem

The Blame Game

August 8, 2016

Moments after the Orlando shooting, the media began looking for motives. In Japan, a former employee entered a mental care facility and murdered 19 patients and we want to understand why? Terror attacks in Nice, Munich and Istanbul create an atmosphere of fear but at least we know who is to blame. We want to… Continue reading The Blame Game