The Tree Who Stood Alone

Not long ago, just down a ways from our church building, a property was cleared of nearly every tree.  This flat one acre or so of real estate was cleared and excavated for a new house.  After removing 30-40 trees, there was one tree left in this new field.  It appeared it was left toContinue reading “The Tree Who Stood Alone”

The First Song Ever on Radio!

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.  Luke 2:15 It was the year 1906.  Theodore Roosevelt fromContinue reading “The First Song Ever on Radio!”

The Trash Thieves

We hear of this more and more each holiday season. Some people steal boxes as soon as they are delivered to a house. UPS, Fed Ex, and USPS are working overtime in deliveries and thieves are working overtime at collecting the deliveries. Have you seen that in the news? Simple crooks may prowl through aContinue reading “The Trash Thieves”

The Man Singing in the Window and the Outdoor Concert

The Christmas music was reverberating through the streets. People were exuberantly pacing the town. Aromas of coffee, hot chocolate, and special foods wafted through the Winter air. Bundled up in warm clothes and ready for seasonal fun, thousands of people walked the streets of Saratoga Springs in what is known as the “Victorian Street Walk.”Continue reading “The Man Singing in the Window and the Outdoor Concert”

The Value Vs. Cost of A Christian School Education

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?  Luke 14:28 While you may not be building a tower, every parent is building a child!  The principle of counting the cost definitely applies to how we manage the upbringing andContinue reading “The Value Vs. Cost of A Christian School Education”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3

Materialism is one of the new-era gods of the Western culture. The website becomingminimalist.com reports from various sources the following staggering statistics: “There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times). The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR). And still, 1 out ofContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 1

Not far from Wilton is a yearly event held unlike anything I ever saw growing up in Southern Ohio.  The spinning of car tires, squealing of train wheels against steel track, horn of tug boats, and paddle churning of riverboats, now that, I am familiar with, but this was a very new experience for me. Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 1”

Remembering God While Young

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them… Ecclesiastes 12:1 Meeting God in your youth is a great way to deal with the problems that come with aging: Relationship distress, disease, disappointment,Continue reading “Remembering God While Young”

A Spiritual Recharge

A Spiritual Recharge For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  2 Corinthians 2:15-16 I enjoy collecting and usingContinue reading “A Spiritual Recharge”

Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus Die? For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  2 Corinthians 5:21 The stage was set.  The actors were each in their places.  The script was ready to be followed.  And yet, there were noContinue reading “Why Did Jesus Die?”