Who Gets The Buick?

Who Gets The Buick?

Tom just left his classic red Buick Electra convertible. Actually, when he died he left everything … and so will you! “Are you ready to die today?” That’s the question that often grips me every morning. As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 7:4, “A wise person thinks a lot...
The Picket Fence

The Picket Fence

I once built a fence with my father-in-law. We lived on a corner lot with three active little kids. So even though money was extremely tight, I scraped enough together to buy the lumber and build a sturdy fence to keep our rambunctious ones in the yard. It took a few...
FOMO – Distraction Addiction!

FOMO – Distraction Addiction!

FOMO – “Fear of Missing Out” is a serious problem for me and a real addiction for many. Years ago our German exchange student, Olli, had a near panic attack one Friday night when he had no party or opportunity to entertain him. We thought it was kind of funny,...
I’m Experienced!

I’m Experienced!

Every time I celebrate another birthday I’m happy to say that most days I honestly feel 20 years younger – this year I’m saying I feel like I’m 54 with 20 years of experience! It’s been said that no wise man would ever wish to be younger. However, what I know to...
Off the Wall!

Off the Wall!

When our church faced a severe financial crisis, some wondered whether our ministry would even survive. Even though we were solidly in the mega-church category at the time, we were engulfed in a mega million dollar difficulty. We had just opened a 20 million dollar...