When God’s Hands Were Tiny

When God’s Hands Were Tiny

  When I envision the hands of God, my mind drifts back to a picture of His hands around planet Earth.  After all, didn’t we used to sing,  “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands?”  The hands of the Creator of the universe have to be large...
Do You Smell Like Jesus?

Do You Smell Like Jesus?

  I teach a Bible Study at Mercy Logan County Hospital in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  A few weeks ago, I was waiting on the group to gather and opened my Bible to read a random passage or two.  I ended up opening my Bible to Leviticus 1.  Yuck!  Surely there aren’t...
When God Moves

When God Moves

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13 I have com to firmly believe that God does His best work in my life when I don’t know what I am doing!  As I reflect back on 33 years of pastoral ministry and now five years of chaplaincy...
A Letter from Heaven

A Letter from Heaven

Dear Mom, Dad and Bubba, I can only imagine that you were expecting this a little earlier.  Time got away from me or better said, I got away from time.  We don’t have any clocks are watches here, because we live in God’s time only.  I have never had a...
My Favorite Guardian Angel

My Favorite Guardian Angel

The first time we met, it was love-at-first-sight for me.  A petite, blonde with gorgeous blue eyes, she seemed almost perfectly beautiful.  I am certain she had some flaws, but I couldn’t see them.  I had never felt the emotions I was feeling right then.  Her...
The Anatomy of the Cross

The Anatomy of the Cross

When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals–one on his right, the other on his left.  Luke 23:33 Those sacred hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. that Friday were orchestrated by God down to the last minuet...
Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for Him.  Acts 12:5 No matter where you are at this moment, the air around you is filled with music!  Beethoven to the Beatles,  Mozart to Metallica and Garth to Gospel are playing all the time. ...
Christmas from the Hillside

Christmas from the Hillside

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  Luke 2:8 For a shepherd like me, the darkness of night was always the most dangerous and frightening.  Although all of our sheep were gathered into the sheep pens for...