Lightning Strikes

 I was introduced this week to the story of Roy Sullivan. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he is the person on the planet who survived the most lightning strikes. Roy was hit by lightning seven times. He suffered injuries of several kinds as one bolt...

Reaching The Mark

How do you measure a life? As a boy, I loved the measurement defined by the marks on the doorpost. I grew quickly, I was within an inch of my present height in 8th grade. So, I could see my progress over the months. I caught up to my mother’s height in grade school...

Reaching the Mark

How do you measure a life? As a boy, I loved the measurement defined by the marks on the doorpost. I grew quickly, I was within an inch of my present height in 8th grade. So, I could see my progress over the months. I caught up to my mother’s height in grade school...

Trunk Lawn

When my wife and I were in college together she had two horses. The horses were boarded on campus, and since she worked and took classes at the farm. As a result, she could take care of the horses easily. During that time, I would occasionally ride the trails around...

The Day We Need Jesus Most

 I was reading a story today that I clipped some years ago and had entirely forgotten about. It was the story a father had written about the accidental death of his teen daughter. It was tragic.  As a father and grandfather, my heart aches for him. The story was...

Fanatics

 The most common fanatic in America is likely living in your neighborhood. They often have signs in their yards, stickers on their cars, and sometimes tattoos on their bodies that tell their story. They are commonly known as sports fans. You may have had some other...