Too Busy to Feel Alone

I have to confess to not being a newlywed, married for 35 years, but at times lately I have had some of those first-married insecurities. You see, over the first 32 or so years that Penny and I have spent together, we did most of our ministry together.

You Can't Do Everything

You’ve probably heard it before: “You can accomplish anything in the world if you want it badly enough.” After careful consideration, I’ve determined that this little saying is utter nonsense. While people can accomplish a great number of things, there are many and considerable limitations.

The Faith of Forty-Two

What is the significance of April 15? If you think of taxes and the IRS when you see that date, I understand, but there’s something historical that’s worth noting here. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major-league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black man to play major league baseball in the modern era.

Relax Under Pressure

I can’t imagine the kind of pressure the disciples felt when they realized they had a crowd of hungry people in front of them needing to be fed. I feel enough pressure when I have to feed my three kids with a fully-stocked pantry when Carrie is out. I wouldn’t know what to do with thousands of mouths to feed and no Chick-fil-A in sight.

The Magic of Micro

If you’re like me, you are no big deal. But God can work through the small acts of middling people to do amazing things. But it takes a willingness to trust that a microaffection can become something greater in the hands of someone greater.

No Solution at All

Did you feel the same way that I felt a weekend ago as protesters and counter-protesters converged on Charlottesville and, rather than expressing their heart-felt ideas about the flaws in our society, launched into full-blown street battles? Whether you’re inclined to agree more with those on one side or the other...

10 Steps to Overcome Racism

My heart has been grieved and deeply disturbed by everything that I’ve watched take place in the country this week. It is truly tragic and heart-wrenching what took place in Charlottesville last weekend. The racial divide in this country is now wider than it’s been since the 1960s.