August 4, 2020 – Jesus, the Storm Calmer

August 4, 2020 – Jesus, the Storm Calmer

That day when evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat. There were also other boats with Him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, don’t You care if we drown?”

July 28, 2020 – A Place of Rest

July 28, 2020 – A Place of Rest

There’s something about strolling along a quiet beach that brings calm — an escape from the struggles and challenges of life. With a passion for excellence in any career comes the need to keep balanced as well. Christ regularly took time for solitude with His Heavenly Father. Throughout Scripture we see how God meets man in the “quiet places” of His creation.

August 21, 2018 – Be Still and Know That I AM God

August 21, 2018 – Be Still and Know That I AM God

Sadie is our current Labrador. As her trainer told us, “She is very self-assured and independent.” Basically, Sadie was bred to be a very highly-skilled, pheasant-hunting dog who points first before she flushes a bird. While being a good dog for hunting she thinks she should rule the house. She listens when she wants to listen.

March 13, 2018 – The Cross

March 13, 2018 – The Cross

At that moment the Spirit of God began to convict Charles of his sins. All the Scripture he had read, and all the occasions others witnessed to him about Christ flooded his mind. He stood on the platform backwards to make his dive, spread his arms to gather his balance, looked up to the wall, and saw his own shadow on the side of the pool building. The moonlight silhouetted his body projecting the shape of a cross on the stark, white wall.

June 28, 2016-God’s Desire

June 28, 2016-God’s Desire

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” John 17:3 It is interesting to read the various books out today dealing with building a life of purpose and significance. Some of these works are very good and...
June 7, 2016-Goodness

June 7, 2016-Goodness

You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. You Are a Special Person “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he...
March 15, 2016-My Grace is Sufficient

March 15, 2016-My Grace is Sufficient

One of the many privileges I have as a chaplain is to help those going through difficulties with the Word of God. Recently one of my board member’s best friend died. After sharing my condolences, the board member asked for any thoughts I could give him regarding the...
January 12, 2016-The Raging Storms

January 12, 2016-The Raging Storms

On a recent trip to see our son Dan and his family in Greensboro, N.C., Louise and I experienced a raging storm.  The heavy rain literally surrounded their home.  On top of that, a major surface drain was clogged with debris that washed into the grate.  Some people in...