June 18, 2024 – Contentment

June 18, 2024 – Contentment

Some years ago, a friend of mine was transferred by his company to Texas. He was married with three school-age children. Being a northern boy, neither he nor his family took well to Texas. He loved his job, but for a variety of reasons, they found it difficult to...
May 7, 2024 – Moral Purity

May 7, 2024 – Moral Purity

In a very sobering passage in 2 Peter 2, the apostle blasts “those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh.” (vs. 10) Then, Peter goes on to describe their character. Among other things, he says of these people they have “eyes full of adultery.” (vs. 14) This isn’t...
February 13, 2024 – Our True Goal

February 13, 2024 – Our True Goal

Our spiritual transformation is not our chief goal, but a bi-product of our true goal. Let me explain. If spiritual transformation is the goal and Christ is the means to that goal, then our relationship with Christ is merely a means to an end. I hope that sounds “off”...
January 23, 2024 – Bad Water

January 23, 2024 – Bad Water

In recent years we have heard much about the problems associated with the improper storage of water. Giardia is a common microorganism associated with contaminated water. One of my fishing partners had taken his motor home to a state bass fishing competition. In his...
December 12, 2023 – When We Fail

December 12, 2023 – When We Fail

During the past two years I have listened to one of my hunting partners lament over some very disappointing adventures. Jeff is an excellent outdoorsman. Raised in the backwoods of Minnesota, he has taught me a lot about God’s great outdoors. As a skilled hunter he...
October 17, 2023 – Pride

October 17, 2023 – Pride

If there’s one universal sin that we’re all guilty of it would be pride. Pride is what caused Satan to fall and he used the same ploy to instigate the fall of mankind. He tempted Adam and Eve with the false promise, “You will be like God….” (Genesis 3:5) And ever...
October 3, 2023 – Perspective

October 3, 2023 – Perspective

How we view life is called our perspective. It shapes our outlook, our decisions, and our actions. Whether we’re on the job, shopping, working in the yard, leading a Bible study, or watching a football game, our perspective interprets what we see and experience. Like...
August 22, 2023 – Triumphant Love

August 22, 2023 – Triumphant Love

A friend of mine shared a touching story of boots-on-the-ground love. Fred was a pastor at a large church. A fringe couple in his church was very needy and often came to the church asking for financial aid. Both parents were disabled, though ambulatory, and they had...