Christian & Faithful Pass Through Vanity Fair: wood engraving for a 19th century edition of ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, first published in London in 1678. “Yet I hold this one thing against you: you have forsaken the love you had at first.” – Revelation 2:4 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, […]Read more "Recovering the Lost Art of Faithfulness"
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Yesterday I found myself with a cold pumpkin spice latte in hand and a fresh copy of Preaching Magazine to pore over. That’s right, folks – I knew it was going to be […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Is Anybody Listening?"
It was Friday night. I was wrapping up my last class of the day, anxious to do something fun with my evening. That’s when I got a call from our local police dispatcher. “Pastor, there’s been a death, and the wife of the deceased is not in her right mind. She’s asking for the Baptist […]Read more "The Power of Being There"
A piece of flash fiction using only 4-23 words? It sounds crazy, but this is exactly what our judge over at Christian Flash Weekly has challenged us to do, using the Scripture below as inspiration. I love the way the Bible uses the image of the bride to represent the way God views the church, […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Greatest Gift”"
“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.” Blaise Pascal As a high school student, I found myself spending the night alone in an Intensive Care Unit. One of my lungs had spontaneously deflated while I was lifting heavy boxes of books at work, and the doctors had been forced […]Read more "Y: “You’ve Got Mail” – Why Ordinary Characters Are Something Quite Special"
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet We all grow up hearing the tale of Romeo and Juliet, and laughing at caricatures of Bugs Bunny calling for his “Romeo” […]Read more "R: “Romeo and Juliet” – An Honest Glimpse of True Love"
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” Frida Kahlo While strolling through a modern art museum one afternoon, I suddenly stopped and cried, “Why are all the paintings in this room of this crazy lady with the unibrow?” Laughing, my wife took me by […]Read more "K: Frida Kahlo – The Beauty and Danger of Self-Examination"
“The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” Lucille Ball When you hear the words “classic television,” the I Love Lucy theme song should be one of the first to pop into your head. This American sitcom, which aired from 1951-1957, won five Emmy awards and […]Read more "I: “I Love Lucy” and the Appeal of Real Relationships"
We rang in the Fall Season by visiting a Pumpkin Patch which contained over 70,000 pumpkins! There’s just so much to love about Fall, and excitement was in the air! “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 What Do You Love Most […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – With My Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch!"
The following entry was submitted to the Favorite Date Contest on Tales from the Laundry Room, where participants share their most memorable date for a chance to win a book entitled, “$10 Great Dates: Connecting, Love, Marriage, and Fun on a Budget.” What a fantastic idea – to talk about your favorite dating memories […]Read more "Favorite Date Contest: Traveling With My Girl"