31,173 verses. 31,173 writers. 90 cities across America. 1 Word. A few years ago, Zondervan hosted a remarkable event that spanned the country. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the New International Version, Zondervan sent a caravan to churches, schools, malls, post offices and more. My home state, the Commonwealth of Virginia, had two… Continue reading Hand Written Word of God
He was young. Not too long out of high school. And he received a letter. Uncle Sam wants you. The draft. The US Army had called his number. It was the 50s and the Korean conflict was in full swing. I’m not sure everything he did, but I do know a few things. He called… Continue reading They Served – They Cared – And May Ever Be Appreciated
I’ve often wondered about life. So I’ve got a question y’all can help me with. Are we living with “Crazy Directions in a Normal World ... or ... Normal Directions in a Crazy World?” Yesterday, I was honored to deliver some gifts to a family expecting a new child. So excited to know they had… Continue reading Craziness … our world or the directions?
I was at the top of the world. I was hanging big in my domain, at the top of the highest tree. I wasn’t worried about pesky squirrels or other furry creatures getting to me. I was snuggled comfortably in my outer shell, a blanket of warmth and protection. But my blanket began to crack.… Continue reading The Little Walnut
Forget the election. Forget deadlines. Put the ‘to-do list’ to the side. My week has had issues. I’ve felt like Lucy has been pulling the football out time and time again. It’s lasted a week. Modem mayhem. Router rivalry. WiFi more a NoFi. I’ve been the tech guy so most the problems are my own… Continue reading Lucy Pulling the Football Out
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Our world seems to be in a mess. And the… Continue reading Let Us Cry ‘Freedom’ Now and Forever!
Midweek moment with an election twist. It’s the day after. And some votes are still being counted. Election Day +1. And I share a prayer. A prayer by the first President. His words ring true still today ... Prayer for the United States of America "Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt… Continue reading E-Day plus 1
It’s decision day ... crunch time ... a day that will decide a decade. It’s a day like any other ... The sun will rise, the wind will blow, millions will go to work, kids will log online to do school work, and the sun will set. And on this day, muddy shoes will walk… Continue reading Muddy Shoes Walks into an Election Booth
It’s upon us. Tomorrow the world will end. Or not. As America prepares for Election Day 2020, it’s appropriate that we’re in the middle of COVID. I mean it seems chaos and mayhem are the norm, so an Election Day fits right in. Trump is barnstorming. Biden is out there too. I can’t stream the… Continue reading Lean on Me … in this messed up world