Daily Devotional July 1, 2022

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall
understand fully, even as I have been fully understood” (1 Corinthians 13:12, RSV).
       Seven years ago, my family and I traveled to Burlington, Vermont. During the visit I was
introduced to the concept of a “Witch Window.” A witch window is turned sideways and placed at
a forty-five degree angle in a farmhouse’s gable-end wall. Read more…

Daily Devotional June 30, 2022

“ Until you grow old. I am the one, and until you turn gray I will support you. I have
done it, and I will continue to bear it; I will support and I will rescue”
(Isaiah 46:4, GNT).

     The yearbooks are out. It’s that time of year when we discover who is the most likely to be eaten by a T-Rex or who has the greatest odds of finding Jimmy Hoffa. (At my ten-year reunion, I was voted least likely to do what I do professionally.) Read more…


“Do for others what you want them to do for you: this is the meaning of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets” (Matthew 7:12, GNT).


     They say that necessity makes strange bed fellows. Who would conceive that a tarantula and a frog would become faithful friends? It’s true. Microhylids, or narrow-mouth frogs, live with tarantulas and feed on the tiny insects that burrow into the ground and eat the spiders’ eggs. Read more…


1 Corinthians 9:19-23, ESV

19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means, I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.


Proverbs 26:4-5, NIV


     I do not know Tim Tebow personally but I like what I see and hear from him.  Mr. Tebow came to prominence during the Florida Gator’s national football championship run in 2006.  (Actually, the guy broke my heart by beating my beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.) Read more…


Read Matthew 18:15-17

     Conflict is nothing new to humanity.  Disagreement has been with us since the days of Cain and Abel.  Whenever two or three are gathered together, our human differences are certain to arise. Read more…