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An Open Letter to Teens & Young Adults

Dear Teenager/Young Adult: I was recently reminded that not everyone in your age group is rebellious, stubborn, immoral, or immature.  You know something?  That is exactly right!  So, I am not attempting to paint with a broad brush. Yet, I have a broken heart as I write to you.  I am crushed because I read/saw…

August 3, 1999

Sixteen years ago, I met Jesus Christ.  The Bible calls it being born again, so I think of August 3 as my spiritual birthday.  God’s gift of salvation was nothing I earned, bought, or deserved; it was a gift in every sense of the word. Here is some of my story.  Perhaps you can personally relate to what I am about to tell…

A Spirit of Expectancy

There is nothing like excitement in the air!  One reason I enjoy football so much is because it’s a game where something big can happen at any moment:  a 40-yard rush, a sack, or sometimes a goal-line stand. How can I get so excited over sports and games and yet not have that enthusiasm every…

Thoughts about the Death of a Loved One

As I write, my sweet grandmother is getting ready to leave this world and be with Jesus. At 95, her journey is very nearly complete. Heaven will soon be her home. I would like to share some of my thoughts with you about dealing with the death of someone that you love. 1. Thank God…

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Turn Off Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey.  The book has already become news, and the movie will be released in February, 2015.  The film’s tagline asks the question, “Are you curious?”  Judging by the conversation generated over this story, I would say that many people are curious.  Very curious. Ignore your curiosity.  Do not indulge in Fifty Shades of Grey.…