The True Heart of Christians

As several of you are aware, Julie and I have had a rough few months.  We have endured sicknesses, hospitalizations, death in the family, and now emergency surgery.  Clearly there has been a lot on our plates lately.  The expression, “When it rains, it pours,” has never been so true.  But despite all of the…

“All is Vanity!”

WRITTEN BY DENNY PETRILLO When Solomon penned these words, he was describing a condition of life in which there was no substance or essence; nothing of lasting or redeeming value.  This is certainly a bleak view of life.  Is there nothing that we have or do that is not vain?  The point Solomon is making…

No Time To Play

I had to fight back the tears as I thought about this powerful poem.  What a terribly sad reality this would be.  It is worth reading.  It’s called “No Time to Play” (author unknown). My precious boy with the golden hair Came up one day beside my chair And fell upon his bended knee And…

God’s Compass

Once there was an old sailor who always got lost at sea.  So, his friends gave him a compass and insisted that he use it.  The next time he went out in his boat he took the compass with him.  Unfortunately, he still became hopelessly lost and couldn’t find land.  After a while, his friends…

The Unofficial US Holiday

On Sunday, Super Bowl XLV set the record as the most watched American TV program at approximately 111 million people.  Since there are about 311 million people living in the US, this means that over a third of our country was watching the big game.  This event brought the series finale of M-A-S-H down to…

Servant at Heart

(Picture of Wayne Nelson) I woke up this morning to discover the temperature outside was -12º F.  After getting ready and having breakfast, I went out to my car.  As one might expect on a day like this, my car battery was dead.  It’s an old battery and just could not cut it in this…