Everyone seeks after hope. It is as necessary to our lives as food and water. Your children get higher GPA's, with hope. Athletes perform better, recover from injuries better, and adjust mentally to change better when they have hope. Elderly people who have hope live longer than those without hope. Hope breeds confidence to build…Read more My Hope Is a Who!
On this day in 1517, Martin Luther, a scholarly monk and professor, published his 95 Thesis that would shake the Western World including the Roman Catholic Church. Some say, he used the equivalent of his day's Twitter by taking a hammer and nail and tweeting, er, posting them on the door of the Wittenberg Castle…Read more October 31
“The Spirit is God’s mark of ownership on you, ...” (Ephesians 4:30, GN) The Maker's Mark in your life is the presence of His Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God that confesses that Jesus Christ came in flesh and blood to atone for our sins. “Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the…Read more The Maker’s Mark
Sunday Morning at Woodland while worshipping with our congregation a deep joy flowed through me. Eric, one of our young men home for the Thanksgiving weekend, led us in worship. Behind him was another student, Noah, home from Valley Forge, was playing guitar. Eric's parents were singing and Noah's Dad was playing bass. It was…Read more Watching A Dream Flourish
Dad and I talked with one another on the phone today. His weak voice was filled with love and affection. We talked of work on the farm. Picking cotton, cutting tobacco and "cooking it" in the barns. He worked hard my Dad. Plowing behind mules that when they did their business you just paused and…Read more Talking with Daddy today
Two of our students stopped to visit with me in my study at Woodland, last week. Listening to them was deeply gratifying (one is a graduating high school and the other just completed their first year of college). Their life plans center around their desire to love God with all of their hearts. I've watched them grow up for…Read more Two Students and a Book I’m Reading
Two weeks ago I was running the hills of Georgia, visiting with our parents, and playing with my grandchildren in North Carolina. One day I ran a steep hilly course that challenges me. Although my time will never threaten anyone, Beth Gilday's inspires me with her faith and prayers to keep running. Springtime in the…Read more Joy and Disappointment in Two Weeks