Walking With Jesus

I have been thinking quite a bit about the kind of person other people see when they encounter me. What kind of impression do I give off? Do others leave an encounter with me feeling better or worse? I think those are valid questions we all should ask ourselves.  I...

Life Is Precious

Two weeks ago my wife and I was in a truck accident. In the last week, I have lost one college friend to an accident and another friend of mine lost his mom in an accident.  This has a way of making a person reflect on the preciousness of life. All human life has...

Does Prayer Really Work?

Does prayer really work?  This might be a question that you have asked yourself before, and maybe you doubt that prayer is all that effective. Have you ever found yourself saying in frustration, “I guess all I can do is pray”? Let me speak from first-hand experience...

Roots & Fruits

I love living in the country surrounded by a lot of trees, don’t know why but it is pretty much how I have been most of my life.  As I understand trees, it would not be uncommon for a healthy tree to have as big of a root system below ground as you see with the...

At The Crossroads

We have seen them before, old signposts. Maybe it was in a movie Or a trek across the countryside. Their purpose was quite simple, to show the way when you reached a crossroad. Jeremiah 6:16  This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look;     ask for...

Green Pastures?

I am thinking about green pastures today. It’s not because we have a few inches of snow on the ground and I’m ready for spring. I am thinking of green pastures because of the green pastures I saw on my trip to Israel and Turkey in 2016. Before the trip,...