The Incredible Life

When you saw the title, “The Incredible Life”, did you stop for just a brief second and think, “I sure wish my life was a little more incredible?” If you did, you have a lot of company. Most of us long for more adventure, excitement and especially importance. Who...

The Master’s Touch

Walking through the rooms filled with the work of budding young artists, people dutifully praised the developing talents of the students. In the corner of one of the rooms, however, a crowd gathered around a painting. Even the usual hushed tones reserved for libraries...

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

The imagery is beautiful, a ray of light or a colorful rainbow in contrast with dark, menacing clouds. The saying embedded in the photo above means that for every hard, difficult or bad experience we go through, there is always something good which comes out of it....

The “Hands On” God

When people talk about God’s involvement in the history of the human race they often describe him as rather “hands off” in his approach. Their view is that probably the Almighty had something to do with the beginning of everything, but once he got things started,...

Who Found Who?

The man wildly chased through the dark woods. He had been frantically looking for his young son since the sun had gone down. The boy went out to play in the late afternoon but had not returned. Temperatures had plunged to the low 20s while the snow fell throughout the...

How Do I Define Myself?

We define ourselves in many different ways. Some make their appearance the defining aspect of their lives. Others base their identity on the amount of money they have or their accomplishments. And still others might say, “My life is defined by my family.” It very much...

Being There Is the Best Thing

In the late 1970s Bell telephone launched an ad campaign with the slogan, “Long Distance is the next best thing to being there.” There is an unspoken truth in its message which we often don’t give much thought – the best thing is actually to be in the presence of the...

Simple Is Best

Christians have struggled with the following questions for centuries.       “How do I grow in my faith in Christ?”       “It seems like so often I’m just going through the motions.”       “Why...

Regrets

The old man sat in the worn recliner, finishing his lunch while talking to one of the nursing aides. His eyes, with a vacant, distant gaze made the young woman sad. She had spent the last half hour with him to keep him company. Little had she expected the man to pour...

The Blindside

A quarterback’s worst nightmare is to hear from behind the sound of a gargantuan defensive end an instant before making contact. The impact is sudden, unexpected and often leads to severe injury. The downside of playing quarterback is “the blindside”. But football...