Thursday’s Thoughts

Wonderfully Made

Recently I had the privilege of sharing a brief devotion before a middle school aged volleyball game at our church. Here is the ‘semi-edited’ version. What do the names James Naismith and William Morgan have in common? They both worked for the YMCA in the 1800s. Naismith created basketball and four years later, Morgan created […]

My friend the cop

The Apostle Paul who seemed to regularly have run-ins with the law enforcement of his day – arrested and jailed and eventually executed, wrote the following: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the […]


Webster’s Dictionary gives fifteen possible definitions of the word ‘curse.’  Fifteen! Sometimes it is a noun, sometimes a verb.  A curse is an expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom would befall someone; a formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another; a profane or obscene word, especially as used in anger.  […]

The Course of Life

I have walked a few wonderful golf courses. I say ‘walk’ and not ‘played,’ because on one I was only a spectator and I’m not sure you could call my quality of golf ‘play.’ It was more like I ‘played at it.’   Three courses stand out to me. When I was a junior in […]

Lessons from an Angry Man

Last night we completed our six-month journey through the book of Jonah. The reluctant and rebellious prophet was sent by God to the people of Nineveh with a warning to repent. Our study was biographical in nature.  The following are twelve lessons from an angry man named Jonah. Despite your anger issues, God can use […]

BBC Countdown to the Resurrection

From March 3rd to April 1st, we invite you to read along with us at BBC thirty Scripture passages of Prophecy and Fulfillment regarding Christ, the Cross and the Resurrection. Email me your request to and they will be in your ‘Inbox’ 6:00 AM every day!

Before You Leave

A friend of mine who worked third shift called me just a few minutes after 8:00 AM.  He had come home from working his eight hours just as he had for years, parked his car, grabbed his lunch pail and then opened the door.  It was then he was greeted with the shock of his […]

Are you Spiritually Fit?

I recently purchased a “Fitbit” for my wife, so she could track the amount of activity she does in a day.  If you’re like me you’ve seen these fitness trackers on every wrist or belt for sometime now as our culture continues to look for technology to enhance our lives. The device counts the number […]