Monday Memo — God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Family

I had the privildge of being featured on two broadcast of the national radio program, HomeWord, with Jim Burns, who is the the President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. In both programs, we discussed, “God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Family.” You can listen to the programs by following the links below. Continue reading

Bryson City Tales — Home at Last (Part 3)

THIS IS THE END — the last part of the thirty-second, and last chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ve enjoyed going back to Bryson City with me each week. And, next week, I’ll start posting from the second book in the trilogy, “Bryson City Seasons.” Not only to I hope that you’ll come back to Bryson City with me, but that you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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An Independence Day Remembrance of My Father – A True Hero

Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate our country’s 241st Independence Day. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and the firecrackers, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Independence Day is really about – remembering the sacrifices of our American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsman who have given their service (and some their lives) to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted.  Continue reading

Why has God SO blessed America?

Today and Tuesday, at the ball field, or at a party or fireworks celebration, a concert or pops performance, or while watching one of these on TV this evening, as we all celebrate the 241st birthday of America, we’re likely to sing a song that was written by Irving Berlin in 1918, God Bless America. Perhaps it will lead you to ask the question, “Why has God so blessed America? Continue reading