August 10, 2021 – Fair and Equal

August 10, 2021 – Fair and Equal

Life sometimes has a way of dealing out circumstances unevenly. Dads and moms often try to balance praise and reward so that each child can feel fulfilled and encouraged. As encouragers we try to be even-handed and fair with our appreciation in order that each child feels equally blessed and loved.

August 3, 2021 – Bad Water

August 3, 2021 – Bad Water

One of my fishing partners had taken his motor home to a state bass fishing competition. In his haste to get some pre-fishing completed, he failed to check the water in his motor home. The half-tank of drinking water had set for many weeks. Giardia had built up in the tank and quickly infected him.

June 22, 2021 – God’s Amazing Care

June 22, 2021 – God’s Amazing Care

Just about the time Les estimated that his grandson had reached the other side of the trees, he looked up and saw a huge Kodiak brown bear at the top of the hill above his grandson on the other side of the trees! The bear had evidently spotted his grandson and took off down the hill toward him.

MONEY— A Tool or A Purpose?

MONEY— A Tool or A Purpose?

Money is a wonderful thing if we don’t have the pursuit of wealth as our primary focus.  Someone once said that more people can be trusted with poverty than those who can handle great wealth. No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the...
May 22, 2018 – Encourage The Downhearted

May 22, 2018 – Encourage The Downhearted

It was a cold New York December day just before Christmas. A little boy, who was about 10 years old, was standing in front of a shoe store on the roadway, barefoot, peering through the big plate-glass window, and shivering with cold. An older lady approached the boy and said, “My little fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?” The young boy responded, “I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes.”

January 30, 2018 – God Supplies

January 30, 2018 – God Supplies

Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: “This is to help build the little church bigger, so more children can go to Sunday School.”