Eternity

​Perfect!

​Perfect!

Someone said we need a rescue home for fallen words. Words fall from their original meaning and we become cautious because they are no longer politically correct. Or once-innocent words become suggestive. Or, a word changes its meaning until we can no longer use it as...
Living with hope in the New Year

Living with hope in the New Year

Having put 2015 to bed and having greeted 2016, I like to take a look back and remember some of the people who left us during the previous year. This is not to be morbid—after all, the title of this column is “Positive Perspective”—but it doesn’t...
Tick tock

Tick tock

The clock of life is ticking. It always has been. In a week that included an inspirational church planting convene, a challenging evangelism conference, a spiritual formation training, a wonderful birthday celebration, friends arguing over paper cups, an unthinkable...
Seek and save

Seek and save

Jesus saves! It’s more than a bumper sticker from the eighties. It is the truth. It is only through Jesus Christ that humankind has the possibility of forgiveness of sin and the hope of being reconciled to God. How soon we can forget this thought. Many people think...
Fifteen minutes for eternity

Fifteen minutes for eternity

The telemarketer said the survey would only take fifteen minutes of my time. Fifteen minutes! I politely wrapped up the call. After hanging up, I literally said out loud, “Who has fifteen minutes to waste on a survey dealing with what newscasts and radio stations I...
The workroom

The workroom

I grew up in a small Midwest town in the 1950’s when neighborhood kids spent their summers and after-school evenings playing hide-and-seek, red-rover, and different sports. My best friend’s father was the community undertaker. The mortuary was in their basement and...