Counting Blessings

Some people from a church in Alabama were talking to me at the annual Strawberry festival here in Florida. They asked me if I could guess three things that God could not do. The first one I did get right because I knew that God can not lie; but the second I had forgotten which…

Taking Time to Be Thankful

We have time to eat turkey And time to have pie Time to watch football And for shopping on line But for the blessings of God Will they have time to say “Thanks” Or just time for politics And a film with Tom Hanks? But when Christ is the center Of all that we say…

Thank You Notes

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.       Ephesians 5:19-20 KJV “Have you written a thank you note yet?” Mom inevitably asked every year…

Fish and Loaves

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.”… Mark 6:31a They all ate as much as they wanted.  Mark 6:42 In the space between these verses is the amazing story of how Jesus fed 5,000 men at a place where the apostles were just hoping to get some rest….

Sing a New Song

I have always loved listening to my wife sing. Though she has a beautiful voice of her own, her greatest talent is in the ability to sing a perfect harmony that makes both her voice and the other person’s sound amazing. Singing isn’t just a nice idea or something sweet to do with our children….