For too many years I had a false idea that God sent tribulations so we can learn from them. I think that would be a waste of effort on God’s part. The world is driven by sin and sin can be counted upon to give us all the trouble we need so we are able … More Full Tuition Value
I like to say God is surprising. No matter how good I think God is it turns out she/he is better. When I worked at the Mission there was a very elderly retired Baptist preacher that liked to sit in the chapel.His name was Henry. I loved him dearly. One day I was walking up … More Surprising God
Death Threat…….When I was working as President of Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, I often went out on the streets of skid row to talk with the homeless. I found it enjoyable and relaxing. However, occasionally a disgruntled client from among the street population served by the mission, would make a threat against me … More When My Life Threatened
Awhile back I was talking to one of my really good program friends. He had called me and had asked to see me. When we connected at a restaurant he was very upset. He felt he had made a very bad mistake. We talked for a good long while. He gradually began to get a … More Those Nasty Hooks
Growing up,I had the feeling that nobody ever listened to me. The truth is I don’t think much listening to other people was part of our family reality. One Thanksgiving celebration was at my Aunt Nellie and Uncle Wilbur’s house. They had a house with a rather small living room and connected dining room. It … More The Gift of Listening
One time I was reading from a Bible story book to my kids. I read he had hundreds of concubines or many dozens of wives. Jill asked me”What is a concubine? I answered somehow. When I had explained things just leaned back in her chair ans said” Daddy…… How big was his bed?