Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. – Luke 12:3

My grocery store – note the possessive pronoun – is like my own Cheers bar. The employees all know me and welcome me with a smile. They know me: I’m that (more…)

How to Resist Temptation

A brand-spanking-new believer wrote to me the other day to ask how she could resist temptation. My heart jumped. How remarkable that just a few minutes into her life with Christ she should be so convicted about her lifestyle! At the same time, how remarkable those who have walked with Christ for a long time don’t experience the same conviction!

Don’t get (more…)

The Cost of Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe can have far-reaching implications.

We were on our way to our son’s college graduation rehearsal, followed by the blessed event itself, in the Florida Panhandle. We were 1 1/2 hours from our destination and a nearly an hour ahead of schedule – that is, until we were detoured onto a local road as the result of an accident on the highway, (more…)