Gaining Wisdom

Gaining Wisdom

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future” (Proverbs 19:20). For several decades, reading through the Proverbs once a month has been part of my morning devotional routine. Since there are thirty-one Proverbs, I simply read the...

Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

”And Christ gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of...

In Jesus’ Name

In Jesus’ Name

Every time I read about the heroics of the Book of Acts Christians, my adrenaline flows! You talk about high adventure; they really shook up the status quo and turned the world around them upside down. (Acts 17:6) A few bars of praise and POW! An earthquake unlocks...

Standing at the Threshold

Standing at the Threshold

I remember the first time, as a young boy, that I stayed up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. In all honesty, I was expecting something mystical to happen. But the hour came and went and one day became another. We make much ado over the passage of time. We mark life’s...

Songs of the Season

Songs of the Season

I don’t know of a season more gloriously robed in music than the Christmas season.  The sounds of Christmas songs, both sacred and secular, have a way of transporting us, one and all, to the days of our childhood. Mingled with the words of the songs are memories,...

Unrestrained Joy

Unrestrained Joy

Many, many years ago I read the following story, I don’t remember who wrote it or where it came from, but it put a smile on my face then and it still does. Little Sharon was five years old. She was sure of all the facts of the story. She stated them slowly and...