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?
Growth is the prime indicator in Christ’s view of real honest faith. Not growth for growth sake, but healthy growth that leads to healthy fruit. “Some thirty fold Some sixty fold Some a hundred fold.” What is meant by fruit? The Apostle Paul gives us the definition of fruit. The fruit of the Spirit is … More Healing Growth
When my 4 girls were in middle school one of them asked me a tough question. She asked “Dad are you misoganistic? The girls often surprised me with the words they used to express themselves. I said “I don’t think any man raised in this culture can guarantee he is free of prejudice against women. … More Am I Prejudiced
This afternoon I watched “Saving Private Ryan”. The whole movie is about sparing a mother who had lost 3 sons in Second World War battles from losing her fourth son, Private Ryan. A squad was sent into a battle zone to find Private Ryan and to send him home. The Squad that was sent after … More Man And Woman
My Friend George…..An elder so fierce in his gentleness, he disarms the mightiest of foes. The simple wisdom of a sage, twinkles and glimmers through a foolish child’s delight in his eyes. He brought tears to my eyes with harsh truths of a boy’s nightmares turned to gold in the healing alchemical vessel that is … More My Poem From My Friend
There are three ways to respond to human need. The first is to respond to need on the basis of the needs I see. If I try to do that I risk dying physically. I nearly did myself in over and over in this way when I was at the mission. The second way is … More Meeting Human Need
Bad Memories: One time I fainted from hunger. It was on a Saturday morning. When I went through the kitchen to get some breakfast. My mom was sitting at the dining room table. She said I am sorry but we don’t have anything for you to eat. I nodded my head at her to let … More Bad Hunger Memory