Monthly Archives: April 1993

A Legacy of Grace and Honor

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. PROVERBS 1:8 What did your father or mother teach you when you were growing up that helps you in your […]

Read More


“If you are standing upright, don’t worry if your shadow is crooked.—Chinese proverb

Read More


One way to evaluate generosity marketing is to consider where it shines the spotlight of attention. I would say that generosity marketing has three primary messages: Look at me! Have you ever received a solicitation email from a nonprofit asking you to “Join us in X”? Have you ever seen […]

Read More

The Rewards of Worship

To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. ECCLESIASTES 2:26 Does your work please God? Is your time at work focused on and directed toward Him in an attitude of worship? His commandment is straightforward: “[H]ave no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Does He get […]

Read More


We had been waiting for this scene and this moment for more than a half a year. Back in December of the previous year we had met at Chili’s like we have every year for more than a decade and planned the next trip. This next year’s trip was going […]

Read More

Self-Centered Praying

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on pleasures. JAMES 4:3 It has been said that God responds to our prayers with three different answers: “Yes,” “No,” and “You’ve got to be kidding.” He affirms some prayers […]

Read More