First, we are Christians

What do you think is the greatest quote in American history? This is what I think. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Do you remember Greta Garbo?

My mom passed on to me along my nose, insomnia and a love for old movies. That’s a hint. Like the fictional Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Greta Garbo was big in the movies, and when she...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

The Lord knows us, sees us for who we really are

It is a most interesting phenomenon. Since around Christmastime people who have known me since we moved to Cortez nearly nine years ago walk right by me. I say hello and they nod with blank...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Noting a blessing a day offers unexpected benefit

Most mornings - way, way too early - I watch what I have dubbed "News Lite." These are mostly the overnight and early morning reports out of Denver, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque. There is also...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Remembrance of the most unexpected gift

Not too long ago, one of my friends said he couldn't remember what he received for Christmas last year. I started thinking, what did I get? Off the top of my head, I could only remember one...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Jehovah Jireh! ‘The Lord will provide’

On this long Thanksgiving weekend, I am thinking a lot about the old Hebrew proverb, “Jehovah Jireh,” — “The Lord will provide.” In Genesis 22:14, following the aborted sacrifice of his son, Isaac,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Don’t be afraid to ask God

Back around a decade ago, my wife Kim was the very first moderator of the planning team for the brand new Great Plains Wee Kirk Conference. The Wee Kirk or Small Church conference is an education...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Do we have only one defining moment in our lives?

I have discovered that our lives, our actions, what we say and do comes down to one critical — one defining — moment. All that we do and say leads up to that moment. Then all that we think, will...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

As children of God, we all share the same family tree

My wife, Kim’s brother Mike, has been doing their family history. Her maiden name is Ruth, and for years she, our son Chuck and now Mike have been trying to link George Herman “Babe” Ruth with...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

Tasked with worship, homework for Christians never ends

Sometimes there is a generation gap between my two sons and me. I don’t get a lot of their techno-speak. They don’t get a lot of my old-fogy jokes and astuteness.One way we totally “get” each other...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

One last thing from Apostle Paul

By the way ...Hey, while I’ve got you on the phone ...Before you leave ...Remember ol’ Lt. Columbo, played by Peter Falk? It was always, “just one more question, sir.”The Apostle Paul had a little...

DATE: May 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Word moved into the neighborhood

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