Series: Ephesians 2017 Title: Family Relationships Text: Ephesians 6:1-4
In the busyness of life and the continual distraction of daily responsibilities it is easy to allow vital relationships to go unattended. That error is as common as it is tragic. The last word left ringing through the silence of four centuries before the voice of Christ’s forerunner began to cry out in the wilderness […]
Lynn was recently widowed. She and her husband Phil were members of Evangel. I baptized both of them and helped them deepen their walk with God. They had a sweet and loving marriage. She told me how Phil would tend to her needs and help her. He would dance with her in the kitchen as […]
Up in the early hours praying for a burden for another. This is what I see from my chair. This tree will stay lit all year at Granville Cottage (our humble home) as a reminder that everything that makes Christmas an enchanting and wonderful time of the year is a part of every Christian’s life […]
Be very careful when you are sinned-against. When others sin against us we are most vulnerable to sin ourselves. It’s when we get hurt, we are most likely to hurt others. Your first, natural reaction when you are hurt or when someone sins against you is usually wrong. Here is an idea: Take a drive […]
Her name was Lois. That got my attention. I love that name. I love the way it sounds. I love to write it. I love to think of the Lois God gave me. Her name was Lois. They called her sister Vel. I was preaching Vel’s funeral. I preached her sister’s funeral and the guests […]
Our son Charles Kenneth and his wife Cecilia are expecting a baby right around my birthday November 3.
It was 37 years ago today that Lois and I were married.We married at her little church in Ypsilanti. After a modest reception in the church basement we got in our lime-green Plymouth Duster with a broad white racing stripe and headed south down Interstate 75 toward our apartment in Ohio where we would begin our life together.
Our son-in-law Dale McBride has a beautiful voice. On Good Friday this year he sang for the service. People love to hear Dale sing. He’s a powerful blessing as a son-in-law, he has the heart of a servant and he is very tender-hearted. We thank God for him every day. He’s also a deacon at […]