Dealing with Loss at Christmas

Are the holidays hard for you this year because you have lost a loved one? In this short video, I am interviewed by my friend Bob Coy on this topic. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Encouragement via E-mail

Are you signed up for my daily devotional? Over 100,000 people receive them every day by e-mail in addition to those who read them online. You can sign up and start receiving them right away. Go to Here’s is today’s devo: An Eternal Perspective So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we . . . read more ›

You Are Not Alone!

Have you ever felt as though you were all alone and nobody cared? You might be surprised to know that the great apostle Paul felt this way too. In his final epistle, he wrote,  “Everyone abandoned me” (2 Timothy 4:16). Know this: God has not abandoned you! He can compensate by His own loving presence for every earthly loss. C.H. Spurgeon wrote: If all else forsook him, Jesus was company enough. If all others despised him, the smile of Jesus . . . read more ›

A New Year’s Diet Plan: Feed your Appetite!

Have you ever been really hungry? My stomach is like a clock. By 10:00 A.M., I am hungry for lunch. By 11:00, I know we are closing in. At 11:30, I am thinking that we will hopefully be eating any time now. And at 12:01, I will say to my wife, “I am starving to death.” In reality, I am not starving to death at all. But I am hungry. How’s your spiritual appetite? You should be hungry for a . . . read more ›

Some Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving is finally upon us. And that means the Christmas is closely following. Often we put so much of our focus on Christmas; we miss this important American Holiday. I like that fact that thanksgiving is not about buying presents or decorating trees and homes, etc., but it’s about getting together with family and friends and doing what we all love—eating! And more importantly, it’s about giving thanks. Thanksgiving was established by President Washington on November 26, 1789. It is . . . read more ›