for auld lang syne

So long 2010. Every year flies in and out faster the older I get. My elementary years seemed like an eternity packed into 10 years. Middle school seemed to slink slowly by. Each year in high school went by progressively faster. College went by in light speed, or what is it called on Star Trek,…

Yes, Virginia, there is a God

“Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see.” As I sat on my balcony this morning, sipping my gingerbread coffee and sampling my scrambled eggs, I realized I couldn’t see the mountain…

prayers for the persecuted

I recently read the testimony of a believer who experienced tremendous persecution. He was beaten for being a Christian and nearly lost his life. He’s experienced what it means to suffer for Christ. I can’t even imagine. Platt’s book, “Radical,” that I’ve referenced several times, encourages us to pray for the entire world as part…

Life of Luther

“Blood alone moves the wheels of history,” Martin Luther said. It’s true, too. In the Old Testament, blood was required for the remission of sins. Jesus had to spill His blood to atone for our sins once and for all. Barnas Sears, D.D.’s book, “Life of Luther,” is a biography of Martin Luther, the influential…

for my parents

I just downloaded Ben Rector’s CD. His song “Hank,” brought tears to my eyes. This is for you dad and mom. (Neither of you were ever a bother ) “To a boy who looks just like his mother, who’s a sister to her brother who sings this song with that boy from far away I…