Section: Object Lessons

Lighten the Ship

The shipwreck in the twenty-seventh chapter of Acts is the most detailed account of an ancient shipwreck in recorded history. However, this is not why Luke was led by the Holy Spirit to pen this record. This Scripture is an obvious example of a mature walk with God. It reveals our willingness or our refusal … Read more »

Safely Sins

“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2 Amp
Husbands and their wives have different likes. Case in point: Karen and myself. When I sleep, I like lots of blankets on my side … Read more »

Missing You

Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
I sent Dee Dee, my daughter an e-card, saying how much I loved her and missed her—she responded: “me too.”
She moved away 16 years ago, the day after her wedding, now we only see … Read more »

The GPS of God

Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
Although she had been asking him for years, he had just now given in and for the first time attended his mother’s church. He couldn’t believe he was actually there, to him this Christianity thing was … Read more »

God Is Our Fortress

We were half a mile from our campground and speaking loudly to the elders of a village in Afghanistan. We were offering them humanitarian help and at the same time gathering information. We knew that we would be in danger upon being outside of our campground. Anything could happen and the enemy could attack at … Read more »


My poor old cat Thomas started to show the signs of trouble. You know what I mean . . He would start scratching behind the ears, then under the chin, He became anxious about everything around him, and would suddenly whirl about began licking everywhere he could reach. Yes, he had become a victim of … Read more »

How Many Tears Does God Shed?

Mark 9: 36, 37 (AMP) And he took a little child and put him in the center of their group; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, whoever in my name and for my sake accepts and receives and welcomes one such child also accepts and receives and welcomes me; and whoever … Read more »

Jason’s Birding Trip

“I can’t believe she brought that little boy with her,” the gray haired lady in front of us was speaking very loudly to her white haired companion–loud enough to be heard by both Jason and myself. I had recently joined the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, and at 30 was the youngest member … Read more »

The Child, Jesus

To the child, Jesus, the importance of the word and the works of God were made known, as He was trying to understand the purpose of all things. Heavenly angels were His companions, and the wonders of holy thoughts and spiritual guidance pleased Him. From His first beginnings of intelligence He was always growing in … Read more »

His Energy

It was late June 1981 and camp meeting time in Mount Vernon, Ohio. My two very active children were eager to get to their evening meeting in the Primary tent. While I was enjoying the adult meetings, I was also getting rather tired of that long trek up the hill. This would be at least … Read more »