Go in the Right Direction: 5 Steps to a Happily-Ever-After Marriage

Go in the Right Direction: 5 Steps to a Happily-Ever-After Marriage

When I got married at the tender age of eighteen, I had the most unrealistic expectations about marriage. I’d bought into our culture’s idea about love. In 1970 (which seems like eons ago), the trendy advice for couples was all you need is love…all together now!...
Greatness: Following the Example of Seven Extraordinary Women

Greatness: Following the Example of Seven Extraordinary Women

Have you ever wondered what contributes to greatness in a person’s life? I recently read Eric Metaxas’ excellent book,  Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness. Some of the women’s stories were familiar: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Corrie ten...

Thank you, Billy Graham: I’m One of the Lives You Touched

“We all have a Billy Graham story,” one of his daughters said at his funeral last Friday. It’s true. The Reverend Billy Graham touched countless lives during his decades of ministry, including mine. In 1979, I attended the Billy Graham Crusade on...

Let Compassion Guide Your Social Media Conversations

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like social media conversations are often lacking in compassion. There doesn’t seem to be much restraint as people are quick to vent their emotions online.  The result is a nasty, mean comment that hurts! I recently read a...

Forgiven: Accepting God’s Amazing Grace

In 1992, artist Thomas Blackshear II, painted a picture titled Forgiven. It took my breath away the first time I saw it. The image is a contemporary man wearing a T-shirt and dirty jeans, holding a mallet in one hand and a nail in the other. The expression on his face...