• I am not a good handyman. I enjoy fixing things around the house if it’s not too difficult or time-consuming, but I lack the skills needed if it’s really detailed or involved. Likewise, Cindy and I learned early in our marriage not to attempt some DIY tasks together (wallpapering being chief among these!). Like Clint Eastwood said in one of his movies, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”


  • On this side of heaven, even the Christian may experience suffering and pain. We live in a broken and sinful world and often suffer the consequences of that brokenness. It leaves us to wonder at times if pain and challenge and difficulty are worth it. However, may we as believers in Christ, have a more heavenly minded attitude, no matter what we may face on any given day. Remember, we do live by faith and not by sight!


  • It was a privilege to pray for Gainesville Middle School yesterday. Mike and I joined my wife, Faith, assistant principal of the school, as we walked the halls and the parking lot just praying for various needs, classes, and teachers. Several teachers joined us along the way. The teachers setting up their classrooms were very appreciative of the prayer support. Others also prayed specifically for the school yesterday as part of preparation for the first day of school today. So, inspired by the prayer experience yesterday, I wrote and offered this prayer before the Lord today: