How my late father-in-law helped his daughter to find a wonderful husband (humor intended)! Part 1

This week Bethlie and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary. We have walked together through many stages of life.  Friendship, courtship, and dating (“Dourting” if you put the last two together, according to one my friends!).  Marriage. Newly-weds. Pregnancy and new born babies. Toddlers. Children. Teens and College kids. Successes and failures. Mountaintops and valleys. And…

Youth Workers Q&A #4

This post is part of a series to answer questions that I often receive from pastors, youth pastors, and youth workers when I speak at Christian camps. I am not able to go into all the detail that is perhaps needed at times but will primarily attempt to give an overview and a starting point. …

Youth Workers Q&A #3

This post is part of a series to answer questions that I often receive from pastors, youth pastors, and youth workers when I speak at Christian camps. I am not able to go into all the detail that is perhaps needed but will primarily attempt to give an overview and a starting point.  As in…

Youth Workers Q&A #2

Today’s post is part of a series that will answer questions that I often receive from pastors, youth pastors, and youth workers when I speak at Christian camps. I will not be giving all the detail that is perhaps needed.  I will only attempt to give an overview and a starting point. As in dealing…

Youth Workers Q&A #1

Today I am beginning a series that will answer questions that I often receive from pastors, youth pastors, and youth workers when I speak at Christian camps. I will no be giving all the detail that is perhaps needed.  I will only attempt to give an overview and a starting point. As in dealing with…

Five Words about Personal Revival

Ephesians 4:1-3 “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” It is a special thing to be called…

Happy Father’s Day to the Toughest Man I Know!

My dad just turned 72 or 73 this year (I know it is one of those) and I won’t be able to be with him on Father’s Day. We did spend a week together back in May and we had a blast laughing and sight-seeing and talking and celebrating several special events!  Because tomorrow is…