Tipping the balance on tiptoe

Tipping the balance on tiptoe

I’d rather walk like a pigeon than be pinned down like a dissected frog, but at age seven I was instructed I must wear a metal brace to bed̵...

March 27th, 2017 |  


God has something even better

God has something even better

He didn’t meet your expectations—that’s okay, now He will exceed them.I’m learning that I don’t want God to meet my expe...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Getting, and staying, on the path

Getting, and staying, on the path

Some time ago, in a personal time of devotion, I was reflecting on the will of God and where it falls in my plans and priorities. I wrote, “The ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Mud pies; John 9:1-14

Mud pies; John 9:1-14

Have you ever made mud pies? I used to make them when I was a child. It’s a little messy, but fun to do. You just mix dirt and water until it is...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


God has left us a witness

God has left us a witness

“Russel’s Teapot” is an argument advanced by the atheist, Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), which states that the burden of proof ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Leave that duck alone!

Leave that duck alone!

I have stated previously about growing up in Wardensville, West Virginia, in Hardy County. We lived in a house right on Trout Run. This particular str...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Love reigns in Ireland

Love reigns in Ireland

My trip to Ireland began with love and ended with a lovely, bittersweet goodbye. It was my honeymoon, after all, and I was swooning before the plane e...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Repair or replacement of failing septic systems

Repair or replacement of failing septic systems

According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), approximately 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout the State of Ohio are ...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Failure doesn’t have to become a failed approach

Failure doesn’t have to become a failed approach

Judas and Peter: two disciples of Jesus, two members of the last supper, two unique sets of characteristics, two failures. We would do well to assume ...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Do not be a church traxler

Do not be a church traxler

I grew up in the very small town of Wardensville, West Virginia. But, even Wardensville had a “suburb,” and it was call “The Sandfie...

March 16th, 2017 |