Some men stumble through life without really noticing anything around them. They only exist, they don’t really live. Among them are those who think they have to wait until they have enough money to buy life, fools who believe the slick lies of the add slogans. Some keep looking for just the right person who […]
Some people see Veteran’s Day as little more than a day when the bank is closed and the mail doesn’t run. For a couple reasons it means more to me than that. My Dad and my grandfather served in the armed forces. My Grandfather was stationed on Guam during WWII. Dad served in the Navy […]
There is a Golden Retriever who lives on Sandusky Street. I don’t know what name he uses now, but I do know what he used to go by. He used to be called “Captain Hook” You may wonder how he got that name.
He was a farmer, a factory laborer, and a country pastor. He worked hard and lived simply and loved his family. He could be a good neighbor, too. He farmed a small hill-farm and raised beef and some grain for feed. In the summer his grandchildren would come and they would bail hay, fish the […]
High in the Alps of Switzerland is a village called Champrey. It was there that Francis and Edith Schaeffer settled in the years when Europe was recovering from the devastation of W.W.II. Students traveled to Champrey from all over the world. They came to ski and hike in the beautiful mountains surrounding the village. The […]
Sheldon VanAuken’s Typewriter on which was written A Severe Mercy. I have a small, tattered, beige paperback. It is one of my most treasured books. I read it again every year or so. I was so moved by the story in it that one night in 1987 I picked up the phone and called the […]
I am a social golfer, though the way I golf I’m not entirely sure it is socially advantageous to do so. When I golf it’s usually to spend time with people I love. Or to connect with someone new. Sometimes men can talk better and they are more likely to open their hearts to one […]
I met Darin in my study in about 1987. He wanted to marry one of the girls in our church. His girlfriend Wendy was a Christian. Darin was not. Marrying a believer to an unbeliever is a violation of Scripture. I told him so.
I was sitting in my study working on a project a couple weeks ago when the secretary put a call through from the hospital chaplain. There was a family in need. I man had died. The family had recently relocated here from the south. They were requesting a Baptist preacher. I drove to the hospital […]
I have irritating neighbors. I would so much rather live in the country were you don’t have to worry about neighbors. These people are the worst neighbors we have ever had.