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Humility is God’s Strategy

As I think about this last week, I have realized that our country is filled with strong emotions on all sides, but deeply polarized in these feelings. Some are celebrating like in the scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy’s house fell on one of the Wicked Witch of the East, dancing and singing, “Ding-dong […]

Secure in Christ

What a time we live in! And the election is tomorrow. Am I alone in spending time speculating what might be the reactions in our country to one outcome or another? Not only do we have to wonder how the loser and his followers might react, but I remember riots when a city’s team wins […]

Always a Gardener

While listening to Prof. Greg Koukl at this weekend’s Apologetics Conference, I realized that his comments on witnessing also provided insights for us as parents. He said, “I’m a gardener, not a harvester.” It struck a chord with me as I remembered Jesus’ Parable of the Sower.  In this parable, Jesus actually describes four soils […]

It’s Hard Not to be Moved…

As part of remembering 9/11, my wife Linda DVRs History Channel documentaries of the events. As we watch them, we are struck anew at the incredible care for one another and courage on display by first responders and co-workers of those in the Twin Towers. In one documentary, it focused on spouses and parents at […]

Living in a Cornfield? 

Living in a Cornfield? My wife and I often used that statement to encourage the other spouse to stop talking about adult things in front of the kids. Our point was to remind each other that we were surrounded by little ears. Usually, we would follow this up shortly after with a walk when our children […]

Unity Is Not an Accident 

One of Margo’s latest hashtags is #VeritasUnited. I got to thinking about that. This is definitely our goal and something our enemy works non-stop to prevent. He would love to destroy the best parts of Veritas — our caring, supportive community. He sneaks around in our minds, sowing seeds of division, since he knows that […]

Am I Discipling Myself?

We often think of parents discipling their children. But have you thought that discipling our children begins with discipling ourselves? In Deuteronomy 6 God starts with the parents: “These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Teach them diligently to your children…” Deut. 6:6-7 It starts with each one of […]

Diligence in the Right Direction

Often we work hard at many things. We also fight mightily against earthly and spiritual forces, and even fight our own internal battles between the flesh and the Spirit. Unfortunately, while working hard and fighting battles, we often box aimlessly beating the air. (1 Corinthians 9:26) One place that God tells us to strive diligently is for “the […]

Ready for Anything

2020 has proven to be a challenging year and we have not yet hit the halfway point. Not only have we had COVID-19 and nationwide unrest, now our families and others in our area have been on high alert due to the Big Horn Fire! I have tried to sit down and wonder what this […]

A Time to Mourn

A Time to Mourn — As the country is still reeling from a pandemic, streets are aflame and our state and others are in a state of emergency due to the brutal killing of a helpless American at the hands of police officers. This killing of a black man has been roundly condemned by everyone […]

Training to Fear

When I was a pastor doing counseling, I often said — The good thing about human beings is that we are creatures of habit. The bad thing about human beings is that we are creatures of habit. After a parishioner would give me a polite laugh, one usually said, “Wait! What?” I would go on […]

Anchors for the Soul

In recent weeks I have had opportunities to chat with various people and some have testified of their own fears or have noted that they have mature Christian friends who are being overwhelmed emotionally by this crisis. Others are going through inner turmoil, anxiety and depression due to the isolation or due to an increased […]

A Letter of Encouragement

Hello, I wanted to take a minute as we head into our second week educating our kids remotely with a little bit of encouragement. If your house is anything like mine, we are enjoying the extra family time together, but we are also impatient and a little stir crazy. More time together equals more opportunity […]