A Tale of Two Terrorists

(Written on February 20, 2002) John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” was indicted recently for conspiring to kill Americans, aiding two terrorist groups, and for supplying services to the Taliban. His father, Frank Walker has been..

The Three Seekers

When I was growing up, I would put my shopping off until Christmas Eve day. It was always a drag for me trying to find presents for four sisters!..

The Best Christmas Present Ever

When I was growing up, I looked forward to opening my Christmas presents (actually, I still do now). On those special occasions when I received..

Pledging to Be One Nation Under God

Whenever the U.S. Senate votes 99-0 on anything, it’s time to take notice. When Jerry Falwell, Al Sharpton, and Jessie Jackson unite behind a cause, we should wonder what’s going on..

Is There Room For Christ This Christmas?

The innkeeper gets a lot of bad press for someone who’s not even mentioned in the Bible. He’s the scapegoat of the Christmas story and depicted as either the vicious villain or the busy businessman..

Happy Dependence Day!

Last year, in one of our Kiwanis meetings, we were given a quiz about the Declaration of Independence. We were asked to name just four of the guys who originally signed the document. The only name I could think of was John Hancock!

Away From the Manger

Now that Christmas is over, maybe people will start being nicer to each other again. Several years ago, I was at a store in December and a lady told me that I was ignorant..

An Early Christmas Present

You may not know it yet, but you may have received an early Christmas present this year. The gift was unwrapped this past week and is about the size of a toolbox..

A Big Crowd Meets a King

I like watching movie bloopers. There’s something funny about watching other people mess up. Many times these bloopers make it through the final cuts and show up on the screen..

The Greatest Homecoming

Some of my friends have shared with me about their homecoming games. They have described with a lot of enthusiasm, the details and excitement about..

I'm Alive

“Why are you crying? I’m alive! I have risen from the grave. However, I’m lonely; would you spend some time with Me? When you go on vacation, can I go with you..

Still In the Grave

Easter is a time of joy as we celebrate our risen Saviour. However, often we act as if He is still in the grave and powerless..

The Wagging Tail

The phone rang on Christmas day and a friend asked, “We’re leaving to deliver some dinner plates. Is it all right to drop off one for you? We’ll be by in about thirty minutes.”..

More Precious Than Silver or Gold

We celebrated the birth of Jesus a few weeks ago, and it seems that more and more every year the focus is taken off the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of the Christ Child, and put on money and material things. There are ads on television..

What If

As you start this New Year, let these verses sink deep into your heart. Many times it seems like we have been praying for our children and loved ones for years. Even if we only prayed one day for our children, He has a thousand years to answer the prayer.

'Twas The Eternity Before Christmas

This past year has brought many changes in my life. First, there was a move three states away in order to start a new chapter in ministry in my life. Then came a challenge over where God was leading from there..

What Is It

“What’s in that big package under the Christmas tree?” Imagine how they would feel when they unwrapped the package and saw a beautiful card which said..

I Don't Do Christmas

Somebody gave a dear friend of mine a Christmas gift and he said “I don’t do Christmas”. No, he doesn’t go out and buy a lot of big and expensive gifts but he gives gifts that can’t be bought and..

Christmas Services - Talking the Walk

It's Christmas season once again, and churches everywhere are preparing for the onslaught of "ticket punching" Christians who only show up for Christmas and Easter..

Good Tidings of Great Joy

I never read the story of the birth of Jesus without getting tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. When I think about the King of Kings and Lord of Lords leaving His Father and His home to come to earth knowing in advance that..

The Season of Hope

Once again this month, believers everywhere will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s ultimate expression of love for the human race. Yes, Jesus is God’s love given to us in flesh and bone; Jesus is God in human form..

Christmas Letters and Christ

Over the Christmas holidays, many of us have probably received Christmas letters from friends and family. These letters traditionally provide a snapshot of all the previous years' activities and achievements..

Born to Die

The other night I heard the song by Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild. It brought back memories of Junior High and High School - that song had legs! When it came on the radio, my friends and I turned the volume up, and da-da-da'd through the verses..

Celebrating Christmas

No matter what the courts say, no matter how we’re greeted at stores during this season, we can still celebrate Christmas. For believers, this isn’t just another holiday. It’s the commemoration of a momentous, world-changing event..

Not Enough Money

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which s