Daily Devotional January 21, 2021

Dave Barry is an author and columnist who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.   He has a brilliant way of using humor to convey incredibly deep truths about life.  I am a big fan. In a recent interview, Barry called 2020, "A real poop show."  … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 21, 2021

Daily Devotional January 4, 2021

Fifteen years ago, I was new to Temple.  The first week I was here, a pastor from a nearby church stopped by the church office to introduce herself.Our church sponsored her church’s Thursday lunches by allowing them to use the kitchen and host a meal that was their primary source of income.  The homemade food … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 4, 2021

Daily Devotional December 30, 2020

According to the weather reports, it is supposed to rain all day and then into tomorrow.  This is good because we desperately need the rain and it gives me a chance to see if all my efforts helped with a huge problem. I have one tank that never runs dry.  It is fed by a … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 30, 2020

Daily Devotional December 29, 2020

Christmas morning was absolutely beautiful.  It was the calm, peaceful experience that I hoped for after the joyous chaos of Christmas Eve. As I sat by the kitchen window, drinking a hot cup of coffee, and looking out over the pasture, the phone rang.  It was Pastor Kit calling to wish us a Merry Christmas.  … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 29, 2020

Daily Devotional December 28, 2020

Buzz sent the following jokes.  In 2019, I would not have understood any of them.  Now, I get it.  I cannot wait for 2021 to arrive. Tomorrow is the National Homeschool Tornado Drill.  Lock your kids in the basement until you give the all clear.  You’re welcome.  2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 28, 2020

Daily Devotional December 24, 2020

Every Christmas, I try to get Shannon an extra special gift.  When we were first married, it was easy because she has always been a big fan of jewelry.  Sadly, she only has ten fingers, two ears, one neck and two wrists.  There’s nowhere else for jewelry, except a nose ring, and I’m pretty sure … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 24, 2020

Daily Devotional December 23, 2020

Mike sent a great story.  I hope it makes you smile. A man writing at the post office desk was approached by an older fellow with a postcard in his hand. The old man said, "Sir, I'm sorry to bother you but could you address this post card for me? My arthritis is acting up … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 23, 2020

Daily Devotional December 22, 2020

Yesterday, as I worked on the sermon for Christmas Eve, Melissa walked into my office.  I said, "I am worried about Christmas Eve because the sermon is going to be shorter than usual.  There's probably going to be rioting in the streets.  What do you think?" At that moment, Melissa looked like a deer caught … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 22, 2020

Daily Devotional December 21, 2020

Yesterday morning, I arrived at the church at 6:30. I saw that Pastor Brian's car was already in the parking lot. When I walked into Dennis Hall, I saw Pastor Brian in the break room making coffee. This was a big no-no because I am the only one allowed to make the office coffee. In … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 21, 2020

Daily Devotional December 18, 2020

On Wednesday, CNN reported that the City of Paris is being fined for violating the “Sauvadet law,” because they have too many women in management positions.  That’s right.  In a world where women still struggle to be seen as equal to men, France, which I’ve always considered a fairly progressive country, is telling Paris they … Continue reading Daily Devotional December 18, 2020