2017 November

A WORKING ALTERNATIVE

A WORKING ALTERNATIVE

I first met Ivan in 1995 while collecting aid in Italy for delivery to refugee camps in Croatia and Bosnia. I remember his smile and warm handshake. It was a few years before we saw him again. He call... Read More »

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

In their 1960’s hit “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Beatles capitalized on a simple, well-worn truth. They could just as well have sung, “Can’t buy me truth” or “happiness” or “peace of mind.” Those things w... Read More »

THE KEY OF SIMPLICITY

THE KEY OF SIMPLICITY

Our true treasures are not money and possessions. Our true treasures are the kingdom of God, His love and interaction in our lives, our salvation, God’s provision and care for us, and our coming rewar... Read More »

MY CARING JOURNEY

MY CARING JOURNEY

I have spent the past several years caring for loved ones. I helped care for friends who had serious illnesses, and I became a full-time caregiver for my mother until she passed away from terminal can... Read More »

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

God recognizes our material needs, and His Word contains plenty of promises of supply, even in abundance. But Jesus also warned that a vain pursuit of wealth can be a stumbling block to a Christian li... Read More »

SET SAIL!

SET SAIL!

My old friend Jack lived in a large house in a pleasant, leafy suburb. It was a great place to raise his family of five, but his children have long since married and moved on. Around 15 years ago, Jac... Read More »

PRODIGAL DECISIONS

PRODIGAL DECISIONS

The prodigal son is probably one of the better known of Jesus’ parables. It tells of a young man who leaves home, goes astray, regrets his decisions, and eventually returns to the loving, warm welcome... Read More »

A BRIDGE TO CROSS

A BRIDGE TO CROSS

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. —Paul Boese (1923-1976) Without forgiveness, life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. —Roberto Assagiol... Read More »

THE MAGIC OF FORGIVENESS

THE MAGIC OF FORGIVENESS

“I wish you had been born a boy!” I don’t know how many times I heard my mother say that as I was growing up. I understand better now, considering her own upbringing and the attitudes of Argentine soc... Read More »

A CHALLENGING THOUGHT

A CHALLENGING THOUGHT

Recently I came across a familiar Bible verse, which I’ve read, heard, and even quoted hundreds of times, but when meditating on it, thinking of its practical application and the enormity of the conse... Read More »

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