May 31, 2019

Last Sunday, Jeana asked if I would run old devotionals on the Fridays I am off. Since she is much more intelligent than I am, I decided to follow her advice. Here's a devotional from five years ago. I pray that it somehow blesses your day. Devotion for June 5, 2014 A man, here in … Continue reading May 31, 2019

May 30, 2019

This past Sunday, Sam and his sister, Julie, who is a world-class opera singer, sang a duet during the offertory. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. The only thing that would have made it better is if they had invited me to sing with them. But for some reason, … Continue reading May 30, 2019

May 27, 2019

Somewhere on an aircraft carrier, there's a sailor headed towards the Persian Gulf. Somewhere in Afghanistan, there's a soldier on patrol. Somewhere off our coast, there's a seaman on a Coast Guard Cutter searching for drug smugglers. Somewhere, in the middle of nowhere, there's a Marine guarding our nuclear weapons. Somewhere off the Alaska coast, … Continue reading May 27, 2019

May 23, 2019

Yesterday after lunch, I walked into Dennis Hall. Ellen was sitting at the receptionist’s desk. I said, “I’m very important. Where are all my messages?” Without missing a beat, Ellen said, “Your staff is so efficient; they’ve already taken care of everything.” This got me thinking. Do you ever think you are important? I don’t … Continue reading May 23, 2019

May 21, 2019

This past Sunday in worship, I was preaching what was possibly the single greatest sermon in the history of Christianity, when suddenly, I noticed Ellen and Olivia shaking their heads and making the strangest faces at me. It was clear that they were trying to communicate something but I didn’t know what it was. The … Continue reading May 21, 2019