I dream about twenty years from now. In my dream I still rise early to have coffee with the Lord. My wife wakes up and I bring her coffee and toast in bed. We enjoy talking with one another watching the sunrise. (Remember this a dream." By the way she is drinking light roast coffee…Read more Dreaming 25 years in Our Future
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandberg I have never seen an ugly baby! And I have seen, held, and dedicated a lot of babies. A comedian once said all the babies he had seen were ugly and he wondered how people could love them. We were laughing while he…Read more A Baby Means Life Should Go On
“Write down the vision Clearly upon the tablets, so that one can read it readily.” (Habakkuk 2:2, NAB) Nearly every day I empty my heart and soul in my journal. In those words are selections from the Bible, the books I'm reading, my dreams, conversations with others, photographs, receipts for special events like a symphony…Read more My Journal
"The chance you had in life is the life you've got. You can make complaints about what people, including you, make of their lives after they have got them, and about what other people make of other people's lives, even about your children being gone, but you mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want…Read more Thanksgiving 2014
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
Today, I talked with a retired pastor/friend who retired from his pastorate in Maine. He is 86 years old and filled with joy. When I called him, he was playing the piano and singing. I asked him how he was doing, he said, "I praise the Lord, study my Bible and I take aerobics with…Read more 86 and Full of Joy!