This is Going to Sting a Little

Life has internal stings as well-broken hearts, crushed ambitions, crashed dreams. These usually smart for much longer than the kind nurses inflict. Do you ever wonder, "Why me, Lord? I'm a Christian. I walk...

Sin Taxes

An 89-year-old friend told me, "You can't win sinning." They were right.

The Plain Truth about Money

There is nothing new about money.

Wealthy People Who Pay No Taxes

Politicians talk of raising our taxes again. While they search for ways to raise revenue, citizens search for loopholes and exemptions to keep it. We are all interested in things that are tax-free. Jesus knew...

The Power of Encouragement

Someone once said, “We live by encouragement, and we die without it—slowly, sadly, and angrily...”

Diamonds in the Rough

Andrew Carnegie came to America from Scotland as a small boy. He began working at a variety of jobs and eventually ended up as the largest steel manufacturer in the United States. At one...

Can’t Be Stopped

Can’t Be Stopped A funny story came out of the old Brooklyn Dodgers football team in the early years of professional football.  George Cafego played halfback for the Dodgers. One day they were playing the New...

The Richest Man in Idaho

During the waning years of the depression in a small southeastern Idaho community, I used to stop by Mr. Miller’s roadside stand for farm-fresh produce as the season made it available.  Since food and money...

Becoming “One”

In describing the marital relationship, Jesus taught that the husband and wife become one, yes, to the point that “they are no longer two but one flesh” (Matthew 19:5–6). Even so, in describing the...

Did he spit in the face of an umpire?

In 2005, the chaplain for the Washington National's baseball team was suspended and barred from the clubhouse. What did he do?