Joseph Damien was a nineteenth-century missionary who ministered to lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. The people in this colony grew to love him, revering the sacrificial life he lived out before them. But even he did not know the price he would eventually pay. One morning before he was to lead their daily … Continue reading A Grain of Wheat Must Die
When we lived in Graham, we had next-door neighbors who loved our children. Our son, Jesse, had learned that he could knock on their door, and walk away with a fistful of cookies. We told our son, after this happened several times, that we didn’t want him to ask the neighbors for cookies any more. … Continue reading Is the Lord at Home in You?
I love when the weather gets warm enough so I can run outside. We are not quite there yet, but I have been able to get a few runs in since February. Otherwise I am stuck on the inside track at the Y, or even worse, on the treadmill. When I run outside, I smell … Continue reading Two Things Loved or Learned
Are kids who lie smarter than kids who tell the truth? According to the New York Times this week, they are. Sheesh. I love John Rosemond's response to that nonsense, and the story he tells about how one family dealt with lying by fighting fire with fire! Read it here. I am a big fan … Continue reading Three Things Loved or Learned
There’s something quite contemporary about the book of Amos, even though it was written 760 years before Christ. God sent Amos to speak to the people of Israel, because they had forgotten the Lord. The people in the capital city of Samaria had winter houses and summer houses. They had houses of ivory. They had … Continue reading It’s a Slow Slide Away From God
Did you know that lies travel on Twitter six times more quickly than truth does? That according to a study at MIT. You can read the article by Robinson Meyer, here. Ok, second question: are you at all surprised? I think it was Mark Twain who said that a lie can travel around the world while truth … Continue reading Three Things Loved and Learned