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The Lord made some people gardeners.  The Bothwells were not some of them.  We do not grow food.  We eat it.  For a short time when our boys were very little in Africa we had a small garden cut out in the midst of a...

Do you ever feel like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football?   Opportunities appear before you and you take a deep breath and go for it only to have Lucy yank it away at the last minute.  So you pick yourself up, brush yourself off...

I bought a time machine.  It is a wonderful device by which I am digitizing 45 years of slides.  Before me on my computer screen are these two very thin dark haired people with two little boys.  Who are they?  They are very good looking...

One of my richest blessings in life is I have always been surrounded by very smart people.  One of my aspirations has always been to be the least informed person in the room thus giving me the opportunity to learn something new and wonderful from...

I had lunch today at McDonalds and ended up sitting in a booth behind two quite elderly silver-haired ladies who were very engaged in a rousing discussion.  It was very easy to hear and I was amused at the exchange.  I can’t print much of...

We had only driven about a mile when my wife noticed a tiny spider clinging to a strand of web that was connected to the passenger side mirror.  There he was in a forty mile an hour wind holding on for dear life.  Nothing would...

When most of us are asked to define sin we respond with 1 John 3:4.  “Sin is the transgression of the law.”  Which is correct, it is.  But if we stop there we don’t really grasp the impact of what Paul means when in Ephesians...

Last weekend we sat through an 80 minute sermon on the state of the dead.  He started preaching at 11:40.   At 12:50 I leaned over to my wife and said, “He hasn’t even gotten to the resurrection yet.  Let’s go.”  “No,” she said, “I have...

If we keep our eyes open we can find truly delightful moments as life passes by.   Yesterday afternoon as my wife and I were driving on a residential street we saw two of the most precious little girls standing at the end of their sidewalk...

After the mail came today I sat down in “my” chair to browse one of the just arrived magazines.  I don’t recall much after settling into the comfort of one of my best friends.  About forty minutes later I heard a door close as my...