Stories

Imprisoned by Marble

IMPRISONED BY MARBLE Only an artistic genius could produce, in a single lifetime, some of the greatest-ever works in the classic categories of painting, architecture, and sculpture. The Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo was just such a genius. Think of his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel ,...

Ten Ways to Love Others

TEN WAYS TO LOVE OTHERS 1.  Listen without interrupting    …..    Prov 18 2.  Speak without accusing   ….    James 1:19 3.  Give without sparing  ….   Prov 21;26 4.  Pray without ceasing   ….   Col 1:9 5.  Answer without arguing  ….   Prov 17:11 6.  Share without pretending   ….   Eph 4:15 7   Enjoy...

WD-40 and Duct Tape

WD-40 and DUCT TAPE Do It Yourself (DIY) mechanics claim that you really need only two things in your toolbox: WD-40 and duct tape. Is something moving that shouldn’t be moving?  Grab the duct tape. Is something stuck that should be moving?  Give it a shot of WD-40. Dr....

Life’s Storms

LIFE’S STORMS A pastor had been on a long flight between church conferences. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten Your Seat Belts. Then, after a while, a calm voice said, “We shall not be serving the beverages at...

Christian Hip Hop

CHRISTIAN HIP HOP That can’t be right. That sounds like either watered-down, preachy rap music, or some kind of culturally compromised Christianity. But the albums of the rapper Lecrae are neither.  What they are is artistically brilliant. The first 20 years of Lecrae Moore’s life weren’t substantially different from...