Dark Moments

Sometimes God uses the most difficult situations, the dark moments of our lives, to produce the most poignant, significant, and beautiful moments of ministry. Charles F. Weigle is a good point-in-case of what I am talking about.  He was an itinerant evangelist and...

Landfill Harmonics

In his book, “The End of Me,” author Kyle Idleman tells about a town in Paraguay, South America, which is built around a garbage dump.  Every day 1,500 tons of trash is added to this dump.  The people of the town make their living by scavenging through the dump...

It’s Not Okay

Several years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor of the LaGrange Daily News expressing my displeasure about a political cartoon they printed vilifying Chick-Fil-A for its stance supporting traditional marriage.  And while Chick-Fil-A’s stance on traditional marriage...

Re-purposing

I made the statement in a sermon I preached recently that most everybody is facing a situation in life that is causing them to struggle to find a way forward.  Sometimes the only way to discover the way forward is by examining the past.  When we examine our past, we...