She taught me how to live, and how to die

When Mom was born on a bitter winter’s day in 1935, the doctor gave her no chance to live. She was two and a half months premature and weighed barely 5 pounds, but her mother waved him off. “Oh, yes she will,” she told the inebriated physician who had come to the house from a … Continue reading She taught me how to live, and how to die

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Let me give you a mini lesson this morning on the authenticity of Scripture and how we know it is the Word of God that we can trust and build our lives upon. Look at Mark 16:8. Do you see the script after verse 8 that says, “Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include … Continue reading Go Tell It on the Mountain

The Fulfillment of Passover

We are preparing to celebrate a big holiday this month where we look back to God’s providence in the formation of the United States. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on November 11, 1620. After a harsh winter and the loss of 45 of the 102 who came over on the Mayflower, 1621 brought hope … Continue reading The Fulfillment of Passover

The Gospel Message Will Stand

Two preachers were standing on the side of the road holding signs. The first sign read, "The End is Near.” The next read,  “Turn around now before it’s too late." One driver flew past and yelled, “Get a job, losers!” followed closely by another who screamed, "Get lost, you religious nuts!” A few moments later … Continue reading The Gospel Message Will Stand

Some Things You Just Don’t Borrow

I wrote this column several years ago for the Times-News of Burlington. How many of you remember your Mom’s stern warning to you as a child: “Do not borrow anybody’s comb!” My Mom was pretty convinced that if I ran someone’s comb through my hair, I would instantly be infested with microscopic creatures that would … Continue reading Some Things You Just Don’t Borrow

The Women who Watched Jesus Die

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We have come to the heart of this Gospel, and it is the reason for our hope even in the face of our own death. Anne Graham Lotz said, “Death is a door. When we close our eyes in … Continue reading The Women who Watched Jesus Die