June 16, 2020

In 1968, I was 13 years old and living where I grew up in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. One summer day my mom sent me to Puglia's Supermarket to buy a $100 money order for her.

On my way to that store, seven men, all about 18 years old or so, jum...

June 10, 2020

"Hatred stirs up strife,” (Proverbs 10:12a)

WOW! Could there be a better verse for a week like this last one in the USA? All across the USA unscrupulous professional “race baiters” (those who keep promoting the racist idea that the thing that is most...

April 4, 2020

I can't turn it off. I can't turn it off - this thing inside me that cares about people.

I can't turn it off.

The unsettled roiling in the souls of people I know...unsettles me too.

I ache. My heart aches today.

I can't turn it off.

This is true of any...

October 24, 2019

Every morning I post a short “Proverbs Devotional” on my FaceBook feed. I recommend that we all read the “Proverb of the Day” each morning – by which I mean that on whatever day of the month it is, read that chapter in the Book of Proverbs. It’s a sh...

May 29, 2019

There is a term in our culture that is so common that I realized that I had never taken a close look at it. The term is “taking it out on...”

We use it or hear it used to describe a person dumping abuse on another person. Often, the recipient of this...

May 4, 2019

“Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.” (Acts 8:1)

When we read this senten...

January 16, 2019

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Proverb 16:24)

We live in a time when entire television shows are built on the hope that people will be caustic, unkind, mean-spirited, catty, hurtful and profane.


October 12, 2018

"Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad." (Proverb 12:25)

This verse made me think about anxiety and depression, some of which is related to physical problems and I know that some has demonic origins. However, mos...

December 17, 2017

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Proverb 16:24)

We live in a time in which there seems to be a full on assault against EVERY SINGLE thing that would bring joy, peace, health….anything good into a h...

November 29, 2016

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13)

Born again people are G...

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