Daily Devotional for April 1, 2021

The five most important days of the year in the Christian calendar are Easter, Christmas, Pentecost, Good Friday, and Maundy Thursday.  This is one of those important days.Today, Maundy Thursday, may be the least understood of these five significant days.  It is the subject matter of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper,” painted between … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 1, 2021

Daily Devotional March 31, 2021

It's time to replace the tires on my truck.  And because it is a 3/4 ton with 20 inch wheels, the bill will not be pretty.  I'd rather not spend the money. While I am tempted to go the cheap route to save money, I know these tires are literally where the rubber meets the … Continue reading Daily Devotional March 31, 2021

Daily Devotional for March 30, 2021

My all-time, favorite thing in the world is performing an infant baptism.  There is something about the act of a young couple allowing me to take their most precious possession in my arms and marking that child as belonging to God; that is a truly sacred event.  There are no words to describe the beauty … Continue reading Daily Devotional for March 30, 2021

Daily Devotional for March 26, 2021

Two days ago, Jack turned 89 years old.  I love Jack so I thought the perfect gift was to call and sing Happy Birthday.When Jack answered the phone, I sang my heart out.  I heard people in the hall, outside my office, laugh, groan, and sigh. After singing on the same level as Luciano Pavarotti, I … Continue reading Daily Devotional for March 26, 2021

Daily Devotional for March 25, 2021

Another week.  Another mass shooting.  Another plea for the government to do something.  Another stalemate.These senseless tragedies have become so routine, I am almost desensitized to the horror of innocent people being massacred by assault weapons. The Second Amendment is clear.  It says, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be … Continue reading Daily Devotional for March 25, 2021

Daily Devotional March 24, 2021

Looking back over old devotionals, I saw how much my attitude has changed in five years.  It reminded me to never say never. Rerun of Daily Devotional March 24, 2016 The other night, Shannon baked fish for supper.  I explained that I was not a vegetarian and that, technically, fish was a form of cauliflower.  … Continue reading Daily Devotional March 24, 2021

Daily Devotional for March 23, 2021

After reading yesterday’s Daily Devotional, Pete walked into my office and said, “I hate to disturb you when you are deep in thought, but I have to know how you put a grain drill in a tree.”  So, I told him.I could tell Pete was overly impressed by the series of decisions I made that … Continue reading Daily Devotional for March 23, 2021

Daily Devotional March 22, 2021

Mike sent the following joke.  It got me thinking. In a hat shop, a saleslady gushed: "That's the hat for you! It makes you look ten years younger."  "Then I don't want it," retorted the customer.  "I certainly can't afford to put on ten years every time I take off my hat!" Sadly, there's a … Continue reading Daily Devotional March 22, 2021

Daily Devotional March 18, 2021

Some of my favorite people in the church serve as our volunteer receptionists.  I call them the babysitters because they have to deal with the staff and me.  The name accurately fits the job.  And while I realize working with me is everyone’s dream come true, the rest of the staff can be problematic. Yesterday … Continue reading Daily Devotional March 18, 2021