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When Suicide Beckons

Most of us have hit low points when despair moved us to wonder if life was worth the effort. During these down and dry times, some have even considered or…

The Danger Of Too Much Entertainment

The Danger Of  Too Much Entertainment

The late A.W. Tozer, whose many books are now considered Christian classics, once wrote a magazine article titled “The Great God Entertainment” in which he described people who are so…

Practicing Patriotism

King Solomon’s call for moral and spiritual integrity by citizens for the benefit of their nation may seem out of date, but his principle of practicing patriotism by doing right…

God Really Cares

How do you react when trouble comes? Do you become pessimistic? Depressed? Are you difficult to be around because you lash out at others? Do you find yourself angry at…

A Fishing Story To Remember

There I was at one of my favorite places doing one of my favorite things: standing on the shore of a nearby lake fishing. Pauline had given me a new…

Great Role Models For Fathers

I invited my son, Tim, to join me in the creation of my Father’s Day column. Tim is a father and a professional counselor with editorial experience so it’s not…

A Thank-You Note To Remember

Taped to the door of our refrigerator, surrounded by pictures of great-grandchildren, a brief quote of business coach, Wanda Loscot, gives this good advice to all who pass by: “It…

The Art Of Gardening With God

The Art Of Gardening With God

My friend, Art, loved gardening. “I feel closer to God when I’m on my knees in my garden than in any other place,” he once told me. Art’s garden being…

Reflections – Two Men and Their Military Manuals

Reflections – Two Men and Their Military Manuals

I was twenty something when I found myself seated beside a weapons expert on a plane; he appeared to be fortyish.  We were both flying to the Moline-Rock Island, Illinois…

Grace For Mothers & Others

Grace For Mothers & Others

by Roger Campbell One of the most unforgettable calls I have ever received came from a woman I had never met.  This mother had endured such severe parental pain that…