A Christmas Chalk Drawing

Since today is the day after Christmas, I thought I’d do something a little different for today’s blog post. For almost 35 years, I’ve been a performance chalk artist. The video below is from a program I did this past Sunday, at Fellowship Bible Church in Greenville, Texas. The title of the drawing is “A [Read More…]

Merry Christmas!

It is my great wish and prayer that each of you and your families will be blessed with a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that you will have an abundance of life heaped upon you that goes even beyond your most treasured dreams.  May God bless you,     MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS [Read More…]

How Beautiful the Boring Games You Played as a Child

 “So, Dad,” said my young daughter, Addy. “What are you going to get me for Christmas?”   “A stick, a cardboard box, and an old potato,” I said with an absolutely straight face.   “Hmm,” she said. “That doesn’t sound like much fun—except for the cardboard box.”   Addy grinned in seriousness. The child can [Read More…]

The First One

If God decided to humble himself, become man, and enter the world today… I wonder who He would appear to first? A Wall Mart greeter named Betty? A welder named Sam? A dog groomer named Margo? Phil, the guy who cleans gutters? Jimmy, the mall cop? Yeah. Those jobs probably aren’t included in any list [Read More…]

How to Talk to Children about Tragedy

Just about a week ago, our nation experienced another unspeakable tragedy when a disturbed young man entered an elementary school and gunned down 26 people–most of them small children. These horrific events test us in many ways, but perhaps the most difficult is when we try to explain to our children something even we can’t [Read More…]

The Most Overlooked Command Ever

“Love your enemies.” —Jesus  Nope, not going to do it.   It makes a ton of sense to love friends, sure. To love our neighbors as ourselves. Even to love people from whom we might gain something.   But to love our enemies? Nah, we hate these folks! At very least, we dislike them powerfully. [Read More…]

Boys and Elephants

A number of years ago there was a problem with the elephant herds on a game preserve in Africa.  Because they were protected, the herds were growing to such a size that they were destroying the countryside and even farm crops in a search for food.  The local experts decided that the way to control [Read More…]

A Man’s Stomach

Sometime a man’s stomach defines him. Take the other night, for example, when I ordered a pizza in a Cincinnati hotel after a weekend of speaking. My wife and I talked on the phone. “What are you doing?” “I just ordered a Dominos pizza, and I’m eating it here on the bed, watching Battleship.” “How’s [Read More…]