48. How Important Is God’s Word?

When I became a Christian at the age of nineteen, one of the greatest evidences of my conversion was a new-found craving for Scripture. Having been raised in a Baptist church, I was familiar with the Bible stories,and, because of countless “Bible Drills”, I knew the...

47. When God Says No

I lost my wife – my best friend and the love of my life – two years ago. It’s been said that God answers every prayer, even if the answer is sometimes “no”. My wife, Janie, and I battled cancer for 18 years, and you can be sure we prayed many prayers for...

46. Facing the Losses Cancer Brings

Cancer. Similar to Hiroshima or 9-11, when the prognosis is given to you or a loved one, you will always remember “where you were when”. If cancer hasn’t been part of your experience, that may sound like an exaggeration. And yes, the impact of cancer may not be as far...

45. Giving Trumps Getting

Giving is such a great topic and what an important value to try to pass along to others. As we know, the most effective way to teach anything is to model it. And teaching generosity begins with being generous. Obvious, huh? Yet what isn’t obvious is how we...

44. How Generous Are You?

How does one measure generosity? Over the last 50 plus years, I’ve had the privilege of giving large amounts of my time, my talent and my treasures, or finances, to lots of causes, people, and churches. But does that make me generous? This is a question I’ve...

43. Can We Be Angry With God?

Amazingly, we have been given the freedom to do or think just about anything we want. So, yes, we can respond to this question in the affirmative. But perhaps the better question to ask is, “Is it appropriate to be angry with God?” Anger is an emotion Scripture...