The  Art of a Good Talk

The Art of a Good Talk

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion” (Prov 18:2). “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jer 33:3). Silence in the presence of others is sweet salve to the soul. It is...
Perfect Timing Every time

Perfect Timing Every time

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Prov 19:21). A rude driver cut me off and it cost me the green light. Fuming mad was I. Five hours later I spotted a neighbor whom I knew only casually. He was about to...
With Hope Through Storms

With Hope Through Storms

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Mark 10:9); “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm (147:3). When I was twenty-one I found the girl of my dreams—the one I wanted to be married to for the rest of my life. When I was...
The Spark to Wonder About  Ordinary Things

The Spark to Wonder About Ordinary Things

“And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying…” (Lk 5:26a) [To be continued]. Outward life—with all its shapes and varieties of people and places and creatures and circumstances—has always interested me. It is a fine blessing...
A Tiny Tantrum Toward TV

A Tiny Tantrum Toward TV

“Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways” (Ps 119:37). Do you suppose there will be television in Heaven? Doesn’t seem like it.  Could watching TV for hours on end be a silent protest against God? I ask because I do this more...
I Am Broccoli

I Am Broccoli

The times I’ve talked with a dog owner and happened to ask about their dog, “Is that a boy or a girl?” I’ve never heard the reply, “Well, they haven’t decided yet.” Other things I’ve never heard from dog owners about their dogs are, “He’s a Libra” or “I think he’s...