Simple Patience

Simple Patience

Every day is an invitation for us to practice simple patience. But is patience ever simple? In the summer of 1983, my impatience took an ugly turn in the middle of the Congo. In the middle of a missions trip showing the JESUS film in remote villages. (I know you’re...
Hold On a Bit Longer

Hold On a Bit Longer

My words to you today: hold on a bit longer. Keep digging deep. Keep bending. Life will turn around . . . eventually. Lest this sound like a rah-rah pep talk while you’re wading in thick muck in the trenches, keep on reading. I would like to introduce you to a woman...
We Can Make It

We Can Make It

For some people, stating “we can make it” is not just an empty rah-rah phrase. Gracia Burnham is one of these people. Twenty years ago on May 27, 2001, Martin and Gracia Burnham were celebrating their anniversary at a resort off Palawan Island, the...

#$@&%* Pessimist?

Grrr . . . #$@&%*. In our world today, are you more Pessimist or Positive? COVID. Border crisis. Gas prices. Global warming. Gun control. Drought. #$@&%*. I know a number of people who get into a royal tizzy about most anything that doesn’t meet their...
I See Your Courage

I See Your Courage

I see your courage. I do. You work hard to steady your family, your work, your health and your finances. I see your courage when you sacrifice sleep to catch up on yesterday’s to-dos. When you bravely give to others even if your own tank is dipping toward low. Yes,...