Thursday’s Thoughts (Page 2)

Why America Doesn’t Work

In 1992, Charles Colson and Jack Eckerd wrote a book with the same title.  Their concern then and mine now is the lack of work ethic and integrity.  I am very much afraid the situation has worsened rather than improved in the last 25 years.  In our attempt to create a ‘better’ (happier) world for […]

Looking back – Looking ahead

Even while you are preparing for company coming tonight or tomorrow, there are moments when alone in your thoughts you discover yourself looking back… and looking ahead.  Two ‘Words’ from God come to mind. Looking back. Joel 2:25, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the […]

Hide God’s Word in Your Heart

Recently with our Sunday School teachers, I covered the topic of ‘The Value of Memorizing Scripture.’  Among other thoughts, we considered: The Importance of Memorizing… The Bible keeps us from sin! Psalm 119:11 Memorized Scripture will come to our rescue when we sin. Psalm 119:9 The Bible enables us to become effective Christians. Ephesians 6:17 […]

Is there strife in your home? Part 3

It was 1976 and a pastor from Wyoming came to our home in Iowa to interview us for an assistant pastor position in his church.  One of the questions he asked startled me and has stayed with me.  “Do you and your wife ever fight?” What would you say?  If I tell him ‘Yes’, will […]

Is there strife in your home?  Part 2

Last week you had the assignment to kick strife out of your home… and maybe you even changed the locks!  Now, lest you get the idea that your home will always be conflict free, let me remind you that when you put two sinners under the same roof, there will be conflict!  You might remember […]

Is there strife in your home?

While reading in the book of Proverbs today, I ran across a note I made perhaps ten years ago.  It simply reads, ‘Strife in the home?’ and then lists several verses… Proverbs 13:10, “Only by pride cometh contention:…” 1 Corinthians 3:3, “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, […]

I love school!!

I love school.  I get excited looking at school supplies at Walmart.  Thoughts of freshly sharpened pencils, the ‘aroma’ of new textbooks and finding a Hostess Snowball in my hand-me-down Gene Autry lunch box, get’s me pumped! How about you? Too many times I hear children and teens lamenting that school is about to start.  […]

A Trojan Horse is just a click away!

LinkedIn is a business “Facebook” of sorts and is somewhat useful in communicating although it has become increasingly entertainment oriented. What I mean by that is people post things constantly and often they are silly, trivia or touchy-feely posts and not business in nature.  People who are connected to people you are connected with can […]

Faith – the substance of things hoped for

One hundred miles NW of London you’ll find the Church of the Holy Trinity where 400 years ago, AD 1616, William Shakespeare was buried.  Four centuries later men are still reading his works, performing his plays and quoting him in personal conversations. “All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”  […]