How my late father-in-law helped his daughter to find a wonderful husband (humor intended)! Part 2

This week Bethlie and I celebrated 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 now…

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…

Six Men Who Have Powerfully Impacted My Life

This time of the year is a special time for me to stop and think and reflect.  Over the last few days, I have especially been thankful for the men who have had the greatest influences in my life and ministry.  While there are many, six are quite prominent.  Here they are, listed in the…

A Call to Repentance

We are in a mess, aren’t we? Murder is so often in the news it sounds almost normal.  Adultery is glamorized and glorified in commercial after commercial and in one television program after another.  Homosexuality is applauded along with transgenderism and every other kind of morally questionable “ism” as well.  Divorce is so common-place that…

Are We Training Our Children? Part 3

Shouldn’t all of us be training our children? The Bible is filled with stories of hurting and broken and dysfunctional families. Remember Eli?  He failed to restrain his sons and in the very midst of the work of the temple his own sons did not even know God! Remember David? He failed to impart wisdom…