The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded

By Dwight L. Carlson From an article in Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 “The only army that shoots its wounded is the Christian army,” said the speaker, a psychologist who had just returned from an overseas ministry trip among missionaries. He summed up the philosophy of the group he worked with as: 1. We don’t […]

Book Review: “When the Darkness Will Not Lift”

There are Christians for whom joy seems unattainable. What will we tell them . . . “When the Darkness Will Not Lift?” ………………………………………………………… “It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him.” –John Piper The title of […]

Do You Love Me?

  “When they finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”     He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”     Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”     Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”     He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that […]

For a Child Born Without Eyes

A Pastor’s Letter to the Parents of a Child Born Without Eyes Dear John and Diane, Last night, as I prayed with Noel, you were heavy on my mind. I said, “Lord, O Lord, please let me be a pastor who preaches and leads and loves in a way that makes the impossibilities of life […]

I’m a Steamroller! [the Tongue}

“And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” James 3:6, NLT I have done many things in my 50+ years.  My resume is pretty broad and quite […]