Daily Devotional April 26, 2022

My family has a history of cancer which means every five years, I must get a colonoscopy.  Today is my lucky day. Anyone who says they enjoy getting a colonoscopy needs their head examined. While preparation for the procedure is a nuisance, that’s not my big complaint. My problem is by the time the procedure is … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 26, 2022

Daily Devotional April 25, 2022

Early this morning, the dogs and I stepped out into the darkness for their morning routine.  We got soaked in the pouring rain.  I gave God thanks. Earlier in my life, when I lived in town, I would have found this to be a huge irritant because the rain would be nothing more than an inconvenient nuisance. … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 25, 2022

Daily Devotional for April 21, 2022

The other day, Ellie told me Drew had some new clients from California.  When he visited their home, they explained they were Christians and gave him a Bible. Ellie said Drew responded by saying he was Methodist and a Christian too. That’s right.  Drew is Methodist and a Christian. As soon as I said, “That will make a great devotional,” Ellie … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 21, 2022

Daily Devotional April 20, 2022

In the United Methodist Church, the senior pastor is the chair of the Committee on Nominations.  This means part of my responsibility is to see that all the positions in our church are continually filled. Recently, due to the death of one of the best men I have ever met, I had to fill his position … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 20, 2022

Daily Devotional April 19, 2022

One of the fascinating/frustrating things about recovering from back surgery is having to watch Shannon do all the work. Earlier this year, before I knew surgery was in my future, I had planned to plant a pasture with Bermuda grass seed.  Because I am on the injured reserve list, Shannon decided to plant the field for … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 19, 2022

Daily Devotional for April 14, 2022

We have a beautiful little dog named Morgan.  She is named after arguably greatest actress of all time, Morgan Fairchild. Morgan is a Dorkie – Dashaud/Yorkie mix.  She is one of a kind. Morgan loves me.  I am her human.  It’s different for Shannon. Whenever Shannon walks by, makes eye contact, or tries to pick Morgan up, she bares her little fangs … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 14, 2022

Daily Devotional April 13, 2022

Last night was a doozy.  Thunder shook the house, lightening crackled across the sky, and buckets of rain poured, as tornadoes shut down portions of I35 and caused destruction and misery. For a few hours, Shannon and I were glued to the television watching weathermen report the terribly dangerous situation. Then, late last night, I took … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 13, 2022

Daily Devotional April 12, 2022

Yesterday, as I settled into a chair for the church staff meeting, I realized there was very little padding to support my back.  The recently installed rods and screws began to complain.  At that moment, it became very clear I was in for a long, uncomfortable meeting.  I started silently lamenting my situation. Each staff meeting begins with … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 12, 2022

Daily Devotional April 11, 2022

As you begin a new work week, do you already have a to-do list that is a mile long.  If so, the following words from Henri Nouwen may help put everything in a proper/holy perspective. “Action, just like silence and the word, can help us to claim and celebrate our true self.  But here again we need … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 11, 2022

Daily Devotional for April 7, 2022

The most important part of my day happens early in the morning when most of the world is still asleep. There is something about stepping out into the darkness to take the dogs for a short walk, returning to a fresh brewed cup of coffee, and sitting down in my home office for my private devotion … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 7, 2022