One of the scariest experiences I had as a military brat involved the ice cream man, my bicycle, and a nickel. My story would make a good object lesson for your children or grandchildren. I guarantee if you hold up a nickel between your thumb and pointer finger, make sure the children can see it, and… Continue reading An object lesson for your children – A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream
Hang On We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. — 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV) Is life getting you down? Do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Here are seven Biblical principles on how to… Continue reading Hanging On: A Biblical Alternative
Part of learning to care for a loved one with a chronic illness is learning that God’s grace is enough. Today’s Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV), “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my… Continue reading If You’re a Caregiver, God’s Grace is Enough
Don’t Lose Heart When caring for someone with a chronic illness do not lose heart. We know that illness and disease can and ultimately will destroy the body. While our loved one’s body ages and suffers from diseases, we need to renew our spiritual side daily. In today’s verse, God simply is pointing out we should… Continue reading If You’re a Caregiver, Don’t Lose Heart
Greenville, South Carolina In 1956, my father returned from a one-year tour of duty in Turkey. Our family moved to Greenville, South Carolina. The United States Air Force stationed dad at Donaldson Air Force Base, a C-124 airfield that emphasized air transport and called itself the “Airlift Capital of the World”. My first memories are… Continue reading I Believed I Could Fly
Suffering from a chronic illness affects people in different ways. Depression may come to live with some people. Other persons can become bitter. Withdrawal from friends and family can occur with some. For the Believer in Jesus Christ, it often mellows our heart to make us more compassionate. The chronic illness allows us empathy and often becomes the… Continue reading Compassion
For an eighteen month period in 1964 – 1966 being a Boy Scout was one of the most significant happenings in my life. The Boy Scout troop on Biggs Air Force Base at El Paso, Texas consumed most of my time. I loved the uniform, the discipline, the hiking, and camping. Well, you get the… Continue reading General Omar Bradley was my mentor.