January 24, 2023 – Suffering for Christ
Petr suffered unspeakably in prison, and couldn’t understand why he was being so tortured, but then he led twelve other inmates to the Lord.
January 17, 2023 – God Is Not Through With You
As Bill prayed, he realized that God wasn’t through with him yet, he was determined to move ahead with life.
January 3, 2023 – Growing Older
As the year’s pass by I’m more convinced that our major battle in life is not with the aging process but with choosing the right attitude and character to glorify our Lord.
December 27, 2022 – Spiritual Myopia
Professed believers become unfruitful when they are spiritually nearsighted. When they focus on self, the worries of life, or all the lures of materialism, the big, eternal issues of life blur and they can’t see the dangers or opportunities right in front of them.
December 6, 2022 – A Pebble in My Boot
There may be some niggling sin in our life that is annoying, but we try to ignore it and keep going. In our minds we may view our sin to be minor and insignificant, but the longer we tolerate it, the more damage it does.
November 1, 2022 – It’s Been One of Those Days
Have you recently had one of those days? You know the kind. A day when it seems like it may have been better to have stayed in bed. These are the times when we feel alone and adrift. And yet we are not alone. Our Heavenly Father is there to help us ride out those tough times.
October 11, 2022 – Motorcycle WisdomA couple of my friends have been avid motorcyclists all their adult lives. They love the rumble of a big twin idling and the exhilaration of going through the curves at break-neck speed. These bikers have traveled all over the northwest enjoying its back roads and...
September 13, 2022 – Skunked!Russell Thornberry, the Executive Editor of Buckmaster Magazine, has many years’ experience as a professional guide and outfitter. One of his favorite fishing memories was about a time when he got skunked… literally. One summer Russell was guiding two fly fishermen...
July 19, 2022 – “Some Days, I Don’t Even Like My Wife”
Do those words shock you? If we’re honest with ourselves there are probably days when every married man could admit to thinking those words. The true test of a good marriage is not how compatible a couple is, but how compatible or loving they choose to be despite conflict and differences.
July 5, 2022 – “Call on Me”
In Scripture the Lord invites us to call upon Him. Don’t ever think that your issue is too insignificant or trivial for the Lord to address. He wants us to “cast all our cares on Him.” (1 Peter 5:7) And He delights in coming to our rescue.
June 28, 2022 – Comforting Others
Astronaut Col. Michael Anderson died in the Columbia space shuttle tragedy. Mike’s death was a great loss to His family, friends, and this nation. His family has not only been comforted, but over the years, they have used this tragedy and their great faith to comfort others. Tragedy is inevitable in our broken, sin-sick world. But God uses tragedy to draw us to Himself and He offers us comfort and encouragement.
May 17, 2022 – Too Many Sticks
On a hike with his grandson, Jim’s friend Rob Fischer realized an important lesson: We can become so weighed down by all our stuff, and stressed-out our over-booked schedules that we become distracted and unfruitful. Read his insightful story.
March 22, 2022 – Change
Change is inevitable! With change often comes more change, as we adapt to new circumstances, new technology, or new ideas. Whether they’re minor or drastic, the fact is, “adapting” has become a routine part of our daily existence. And it can be quite rattling.
January 11, 2022 – The Product of Pain
Pain can produce anger, bitterness, loneliness, and despair, or it can produce humility, compassion, determination, and endurance. A friend shared the following story about adversity with me.
January 4, 2022 – Life’s Perspective
How we view the world affects how we experience life. How we answer the big questions in life determines how we approach life. Is life just a big free-for-all? Grab what you can while you can and have a good time? Is it about leaving the world a better place?
January 3, 2023 – Getting Older
Our major battle in life is not with the aging process but with choosing the right attitude and character to glorify our Lord. Rather than focus on aches and pains, we can choose an attitude of thanksgiving and grace.
September 21, 2021 – Isolation
We are social people and suffer under prolonged isolation. There’s a reason prisons use solitary confinement as a severe form of punishment. But isolation occurs in more insidious ways as well. When we feel hurt, depressed, frustrated, or angry we often act like a wounded animal and crawl off into a hole somewhere by ourselves to lick our wounds. But isolating like this is a dangerous path to walk.