This weekend I preached in South Haven. It was a perfect early autumn-like weekend. On the way over we visited my little brother Nathan’s new home and spent the night there enjoying a long talk with coffee by the fireside before bed.
Lately I’ve been doing some thinking about church. A church is: …a hospital for wounded soldiers …a resting place for weary travelers …a guide and outfitter for hearty adventurers …a training center for disciples …a place to wash one another’s feet …a family reunion for brothers and sisters in the faith …a feast for hungry […]
After Skipper and Yoder we looked for a purebred Golden Retriever. We found a breeder up near Butler, Ohio and talked him into selling us the runt of the litter. We brought her home and she never wore a lead. She never spent an hour in the dog run. She was never put on a […]
As I write this we are on our way home from South Haven where we preached and sang at Bethel Baptist Church. Chuck is driving so I can write and work on some messages for tomorrow. We will return for the next two Sundays to South Haven. I am looking forward to being on the […]
It’s been an exciting week at the Character Inn. The new class of Verity students is arriving from around the country and some new Character Inn staff members are coming in. God has provided thirty-five staff members to work with us this fall. They are all young missionaries. This fall we have formed a development […]
There is something about love that makes sacrifice sweet. My dad understood this. He didn’t talk about it he just did it. He may have learned that from his father. My grandfather worked all his life to buy a farm. He would love to have been able to raise his children on a farm but […]
Growing up we moved briefly to Oklahoma. It was a difficult experience for us. We were suffering from culture shock. We had very little money. We had not yet developed a network of friends. We missed our familiar Ohio. We were involved in a “recovery work”. In other words, Dad took a church that was […]