August 16, 2029

Rerun Friday: Devotional for September 13, 2014 Whenever I begin to think I am important, I go to the church receptionist desk and ask for my messages. That’s because all important people have messages. I never have any. This always brings me back to the realization that I am not as important as I think … Continue reading August 16, 2029

August 15, 2019

Dee is one of those sorts of people that adds excitement to my mundane, routine existence. A few weeks ago, Shannon and I rushed to the emergency room because Dee had been in a very serious accident involving a chainsaw, a large tree branch, and a ladder. Falling off the ladder had resulted in broken … Continue reading August 15, 2019

August 14, 2019

Yesterday, a representative from Cokesbury Bookstores came to our church to meet with Sunday school teachers and present different curriculums. As I walked from table to table, examining different courses, I heard Pastor Brian talking to some of our teachers. He said, “This is one of the greatest preachers I have ever heard.” Naturally assuming … Continue reading August 14, 2019

August 13, 2019

Shannon has a beautiful registered Paint mare named Hope. She is calm, never startles, doesn't kick or bite, very affectionate, an excellent rider, and much smarter than I am. Hope really is a great horse. Unfortunately, Hope has cancer on her eye, which left untreated will end her life. Yesterday I took a personal day … Continue reading August 13, 2019

August 9, 2019

Rerun from Daily Devotional November 11, 2016 One of the funniest Bible studies I have ever taught happens every Thursday morning. That’s because I never know what they are going to come up with. Yesterday as we were talking about how God may react when we make arrogant self-serving decisions instead of caring about others, … Continue reading August 9, 2019

August 6, 2019

Yesterday, when I walked into Dennis Hall, Margaret was the morning’s volunteer staff babysitter. She was sitting at the receptionist desk. When Margaret saw me, she said, “I am having the best time reading these obituaries.” That was new. Even though I’ve heard a lot of strange comments through the years, I have to admit … Continue reading August 6, 2019

August 5, 2019

Sunday, as America began to deal with the horrific aftermath of mass shootings at a food festival in California, a Walmart in Texas, and a downtown street in Dayton, Ohio, Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital stopped accepting patients because the trauma center was overwhelmed by shooting victims. They literally ran out of beds. Something's wrong. If … Continue reading August 5, 2019