“Stand Up for Our Children”

Physical education teacher Byron Tanner Cross’ unwavering words during a school board meeting May 25th in Loudoun County, Virginia, earned him a temporary suspension from his job at Leesburg Elementary School and garnered him national attention.  “I’m a teacher, but I serve God first,” Cross told [Read more...]

“Triune Praise”

Our summer intern, Javy Cortez, preached an excellent sermon last Sunday evening about the blessings we receive from each member of the Trinity in our salvation. His closing prayer reminded me of a poem I composed a few years ago while meditating on the worshipful poems of George Herbert and [Read more...]

“Victory over Fear”

My house was three blocks from our town swimming pool in Dutton Montana.  The second block is where the Freiling’s lived and they had a terror dog named McCeiver.  This dog was 8 pounds of terror and constant attack of me when I was 7 years old.  He would run me up a tree three times a week as I [Read more...]

“The Tragedy of Unbelief”

The tragedy of unbelief is that it is so unnecessary.   Unbelief in Jesus is such a tragedy because it is so needless.  It is a needless waste of God's grace, a needless waste of His time and favor, a needless waste of life.  The opportunity for faith is freely given that it might be freely [Read more...]

“The Fatality of Compromise”

A New York family bought a ranch out West where they intended to raise cattle. Friends visited and asked if the ranch had a name. "Well," said the would-be cattleman, "I wanted to name it the Bar-J. My wife favored Suzy-Q, one son liked the Flying-W, and the other wanted the Lazy-Y. So we're calling [Read more...]

“Our Father is Near!”

A little boy was eagerly looking forward to the birthday party of a friend who lived only a few blocks away. When the day finally arrived, a blizzard made the sidewalks and roads nearly impassable. The lad's father, sensing the danger, hesitated to let his son go. The youngster reacted tearfully. [Read more...]

FREEDOM

“Lord Jesus, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life; hear us as we pray for the truth that shall make all free. Teach us that liberty is not only to be loved but also to be lived. Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. It costs too much to be hoarded. Help us see that our [Read more...]

“Happy Mother’s Day!”

Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) first suggested the national observance of an annual day honoring all mothers because she had loved her own mother so dearly. At a memorial service for her mother on May 10, 1908, Miss Jarvis gave a carnation (her mother's favorite flower) to each person who attended. [Read more...]