• Graveyward B/W

    The Clarity of Death

    “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). My father died recently. He was always sharp, quick with a pun or a play on words, an accountant by trade who worked until he was seventy-seven years old. He was a student of the Bible for almost sixty years. He did a lot of reading, writing, and “sparring” (personal debating) over the years, quoting folks like Barnhouse and Spurgeon in the process. But dementia overtook him these last few years. He could no longer…

  • Heartprints

    Impact, Calling, Serving…”Do You Know Your Destiny?”

    “Thank you for teaching my son why we celebrate Christmas.  Our family never knew the reason why we celebrated Christmas.  We thought it was all about giving gifts and never knew it was because of the birth of Jesus.”  Believe it our not, these words were spoken to me in January 1991 by the mother of a three year old in my preschool class.  I was surprised by what she said as she shared from her heart with such sincerity and gratitude.  You see, I just assumed when I was teaching the lesson about the birth of Jesus that the ten children in my classroom already knew the story and…