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Executed with Christ!

I love this story from My All in All: Daily Assurance of God’s Grace, by Robert J. Morgan (the April 27th entry).  He writes that he once asked a prominent minister how he remained so visionary and passionate.  “I execute myself every day with 220...

Wisdom: An Offer You Can Refuse

Mike Franzese, in an interview with sports radio host Jim Rome, related the story of how he turned his life around. Once considered the biggest moneymaker for the mob since Al Capone, Franzese quit the mob, admitted his guilt, and accepted a ten-year prison sentence....

The Power of Joyous Praise

Acts 16:25 tells us about two men doing time, and doing something interesting during that time: “Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.” Did you realize that by praising God with a...

I’m Nearly Dead!

I used to mow the grass of the Shady Grove Cemetery in the map dot of Saltillo, Tennessee with a WWII Navy veteran I came to love dearly named Curtis. The work made for long days, but I could count on my friend Curtis to pack us plenty of goodies to enjoy on our...

Cobras, Copperheads, and Kiddos

I was not much more than a toddler, exploring the backyard. I was a stones’ throw away from our garden, where Dad was no doubt trying to hoe his row to the end. But his work would have to wait when I announced my latest, neatest, coolest discovery: “Look,...

Stay Close to the Right Lion

Many years ago I was in Zimbabwe, Africa on a mission trip when a missionary explained to our group that many people underestimate a lion’s speed and power. He told us about a group of visiting university students spotting a pride of lions. They were warned not...