E-VOS for my DEVOS (from the past)

"Selfish Christians may not do bad things, but remember that selfish Christians are usually bound to something that keeps them apathetic toward others." When I was in secular employment, I recall working with a depressingly large amount of selfish people.  It seemed to me that most everybody I encountered would do just about anything to advance … [Read More...]

Greetings from the frozen Midwest…

At this point, we could all complain about the cold and the weather; but instead, we are praising God for His wonderful provisions for us during these times. Thank you for remaining faithful. Thank you for an enduring focus on helping the hurting. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak in the RU Chapter in Rockford. The message was from … [Read More...]

Proud People Do Not Say Thanks

A few weeks ago, my son Caleb was preparing a sermon for chapel in his Christian school. He hinted he wanted my help, as the subject was simply – CREATION. What a broad topic, I thought. My wife and I were out that evening, with our “adopted” daughter (our former secretary) who was having a baby. Later that evening, I checked in on Caleb … [Read More...]

Preparation of the Heart

A MAN IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY OPENED A NEWSPAPER ONE MORNING AND READ, “ALFRED NOBEL, THE INVENTOR OF DYNAMITE, DIED YESTERDAY.” HE DEVISED A WAY FOR MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE TO BE KILLED IN WAR, AND HE DIED A RICH MAN.” HE WAS SHOCKED TO READ THOSE WORDS – BECAUSE HE WAS ALFRED NOBEL AND HE HAD NOT DIED! Actually, it was … [Read More...]

Helping a Person out Of A Stronghold

Leaders in the RU Recovery Program often experience students who “hit a wall”. The Bible refers to it as a “besetting sin”. The apostle Paul discovered this law of indwelling sin which eventually drags you down into it. Paul, through the Holy Spirit, realized all his own mighty efforts were futile. As soon as he saw sin as a law, not just … [Read More...]